Take Your Class to the Mountains
What: Opportunities for Fort Lewis College classes and organizations to take field trips in the San Juan Mountain region. This program has the following goals:
- Enhance field-based learning opportunities that attract and retain students.
- Support activities that immerse students in the “natural laboratory” outside our door – thereby connecting the curriculum to “real places” and/or “real people”.
Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, guest speakers, and/or supplies. The funds are awarded to the instructor as a grant (except FLC vans and MSI field station accommodations which are paid for directly). The instructor must make the reservations for the van(s) and lodging themselves.
Low-cost lodging for classes up to 20 people (including instructor) will be available May to September in Silverton at the MSI field station. Additional people can be accommodated at reduced rates with tent or trailer camping. If you are interested in this lodging option, you will need to check availability and budget $20 per student per night and $30 per instructor per night. For reservations, call MSI at 970-387-5161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply: Submit the one page application, including a ½ page justification demonstrating how your field trip and use of funds meets the above goals. Submit completed applications to Marcie Bidwell, email@example.com, 130A Reed Library. Email is preferred.
Deadlines: Applications must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of your field trip. Awards will be made to worthy field trips on a first-come basis. Apply early!
Other Important Information:
- All FLC faculty or staff in charge of FLC organizations may apply.
- Only one course per faculty/staff member per semester or summer session.
- A short (up to1/2 page) report describing the field trip, one photo of students on the field trip, and receipts of all expenses are due 6 weeks after your field trip. Report and photo should be emailed to Marcie Bidwell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipts may be mailed to Mountain Studies Institute, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301.
- Proposals for classes approved as part of the Mountain Studies Minor as well as those activities with a link to mountain environments, people or their interconnections will be given top priority.
- Other classes and events will be awarded funds if the proposal can demonstrate the value of a field-based experience.
Contact Marcie Bidwell, email@example.com, call 247-7071, or stop by Reed Library 130A.