We teach young people how to interpret the past—because they’ll shape our future.
At Crow Canyon, we believe there’s no more powerful reason to involve students in archaeology, the study of the human past. Through our programs, students in grades 4–12 connect with that past. They examine ancient artifacts and experience age-old ways of life. And they begin to understand their own place in human history.
Crow Canyon’s award-winning experiential education programs spark young minds and young imaginations. Learning is an adventure here, whether the setting is an archaeological site, a cliff dwelling at nearby Mesa Verde National Park, or simply our high desert environment, which happens to be one of the most archaeologically rich areas in the United States.
Everyone’s History Matters
Our down-to-earth approach enables kids to experience both the scientific research process, as well as traditional American Indian perspectives.
Our approach aligns with national and state curriculum standards and a wide range of educational philosophies. Each year, we welcome a diverse array of teachers and students from urban, suburban, and rural areas; public, charter, and tribal schools; and a wide range of independent schools, including Montessori and Waldorf programs.
We offer one-day field trips and overnight programs (2–5 days) between March and November.