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2018 Mountain Research Experience

July 30-August 3; Residential/Overnight | Ages 14-18 | $995

CU's Mountain Research Station

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Participants of this program are selected via a highly competitive application process. 

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Come spend a week living and working as a scientist at 9,500 feet! In this five-day residential field course, we will stay at CU’s Mountain Research Station, an active field research station located near Nederland. Throughout the week, we will work with CU faculty and undergraduate and graduate student researchers on a variety of research projects that span disciplines such as ecology and evolutionary biology, entomology, geosciences, limnology, plant ecology, and climate science. Working in small research teams led by MRS researchers, we will develop research questions, select field sites, collect and analyze data, and present our results. We’ll also attend evening presentations given by MRS scientists. The Mountain Research Experience is the perfect way to get a taste of scientific research while living, working (and playing volleyball!) with CU field scientists! Students should enjoy spending long days outside, getting dirty, working hard, and learning about what it’s really like to do research in the field.

Questions regarding the 2018 Mountain Research Experience or the application process? Please contact Maggie Warren via email.

Applications must be completed in full to be considered. Applications are required to be submitted by Friday, June 8, 2018. No exceptions will be made. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, June 11, 2018. 


Age Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine age levels for all classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified age range for this class.

Summer Program Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the class will incur a $35 administrative fee. NO refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the class. In the event that a class is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.