Through our engaging and interactive educational programs, students of all ages can come away with a meaningful experience that connects them to the history and living culture of the Ute people.
Standards: All of our school programs align with Colorado Academic Standards. Please ask for a list of standards addressed by our school tours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow-Up: We provide follow-up activities to continue your learning experience beyond the museum.
Enjoy any or all of these tours. Each tour can be tailored to the specific needs of your students.
Nuuche (Ute) Arts & Culture: In this tour, students will learn loom beading techniques used by Ute artisans to make their own beaded bracelet while learning about the rich history and culture of the Nuuche (Ute) people. This tour will look at the heritage of the Nuuche (Ute) people and celebrate their continuing legacy. The tour includes a scavenger hunt through the museum. 2 hours, grade 4-Adult, $7 per student
Jr. Archaeologist: In this program, students will look at the traces left behind by the early Colorado people through the lens of an archaeologist. They will have the opportunity to get dirty looking for artifacts in their own dig site and learn the importance of heritage conservation. The tour includes a scavenger hunt through the museum. 90 minutes, grades 2-6, $5 per student
Look, Listen, Do: This tour is designed to introduce younger students to Native American history in an exciting and fun way. Our Look, Listen, Do tour includes an interactive story time, a mini tour of our museum site and an engaging game of Native American Sign Language BINGO (complete with prizes) perfect for early learners. 1 hour, grades pre-K-2, $4 per student
Shavano Explorer: The Shavano Valley is one of the most picturesque and important rock art sites in western Colorado. Used between 1000 BCE and 1900 CE, the site was important to both the Archaic and Ute peoples. Discover some of the hidden meaning behind Nuuche (Ute) Rock Art and see how we preserve them for future generations. Tours are led by a trained Shavano Valley Petroglyph Docent and can be added to any field trip program. Participants must dress for the weather for the Shavano Valley tour. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen and extra layers. Sturdy shoes or boots are necessary for the rough trail and steep slopes. 2 hours, grade 3-Adult, $3 per student
1 free chaperone per 8 students, additional adults $3 each