Education with Altitude—Studies in the Rocky Mountains


While most summer classes occur indoors, students in the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University attend sessions at 9,000 ft., in a classroom without walls. Pingree Park, located 70 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., provides an ideal learning facility for hands-on experience, especially with the availability of innovative technology tools. Software installed on PDAs (Personal Data Assistants) provide students with a database of birds, mammals, plants and ecosystems found in the area and even provide electronic flashcards to help them prepare for exams.