History and nature programs are offered to complement school curriculum.
History School Programs
Journey to Jeffco: 4th grade Enhance the Becoming Colorado/westward movement unit by packing a prairie schooner, making journey cake, learning in an 1876 schoolhouse, and shopping in the 1895 Bear Creek Mercantile.
Pueblos and Plains: 3rd grade/4th grade Compare and contrast the historical lifestyles of Plains (Arapaho and Cheyenne) tribes with those of the Pueblo and Navajo peoples; including discussion of traditional homes, food, and textiles. Ideal for third grades and early fourth grades studying Indigenous history.
Here's History: 2nd grade Bring local history into your classroom with this outreach program, featuring photos of the faces and places that made your community and hands-on exploration of antiques to learn how and why they were used.
Hiwan History: Evergreen-area 2nd grade/3rd grade Hiwan History focuses on three groups of people who lived in the place that is now Hiwan Heritage Park: The Utes, the Douglas family, and the Buchanan family. Students explore music and dance, learn about native plants, study an artifact, create a brand, hike in the park, and even try throwing a lasso, all while learning history of the place we call Hiwan. This program is not available for spring 2022.
Grades 2 – 5, available September – May Home school groups are welcome to request a program. Group size limitations apply.
Call Hiwan Museum for more information about any of these programs: 720.497.7650
Nature School Programs
Plant & Animal Survivors: 2nd grade– Through outdoor exploration, discover how plants and animals use their unique adaptations to survive and thrive in a ponderosa pine forest.
ESI: Ecosystem Investigations: 4th grade – registration open February 1st Study solar energy, examine skulls, inspect plants, and dig in the dirt to discover the roles that sun, producers, consumers, and decomposers play in the ecosystem.
Call the Lookout Mountain Nature Center for more information: 720.497.7600