Plains Conservation Center

21901 E Hampden Ave.

Aurora, CO 21901

To Schedule: Call 303-693-3621 or e-mail


Offered year-round on selected dates from 10-1:30pm (including lunch break)

Life in the High Plains Field Trip

Discover the prairie on a wagon ride (weather permitting) and/or discover what life was like for the Cheyenne Indians and the homesteaders on the high plains in the 1800s. Explore how the Cheyenne adopted a lifestyle of semi-nomadic hunter/gatherers to thrive on the prairie. Learn about roles within the homesteading communities of 1887 and how they supported each other. Learn about the flora and fauna of the prairie while engaging in real field-science which may include bird surveys, prairie dog ethograms and water quality testing.

When registering, please indicate which of the following program areas you would like to reserve: Prairie Ecology, Sod Homestead and/or Cheyenne Camp (maximum of two topics).

  • Option 1 (Max 90 students): Sod Homestead/Cheyenne Camp Combo

  • Option 2 (Max 90 students): Sod Homestead/Prairie Ecology Combo

  • Option 3 (Max 90 students): Cheyenne Camp/Prairie Ecology Combo

  • Option 4 (Max 60 students): Prairie Ecology

  • Option 5 (Max 60 students): Cheyenne Camp

  • Option 6 (Max 60 students): Sod Homestead

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