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Outdoor Education

students hiking
Quote graphic: %22Of all the paths you take in this life, make sure a few of them are dirt.%22
The Garfield Re-2 School District continues to expand the connections between our students and the amazing environment in which we live. Led by Scott Partan, Garfield Re-2 has had the opportunity to be part of a Garfield County Great Outdoors grant in conjunction with Garfield 16 for the last five years. This grant supports all of our schools in providing outdoor experiences that tie to traditional classroom learning.
Students have had the opportunity to take field trips around the state to learn about:
  • Native American cultures
  • Pre-historic creatures
  • Work on leadership and collaboration skills on high ropes courses
  • And general expeditions that get our students moving in the great outdoors
Additionally, Garfield Re-2 has a partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - a nonprofit environmental science education organization. ACES helps our students focus on ecological literacy, regenerative agriculture, forest and ecosystem health, land restoration, and environmental leadership.
The 2023-2028 Garfield Re-2 Strategic Plan will improve the focus and resources for our outdoor education programs. We are excited for all of the great adventures to come!


The Outdoor Education Department will encourage, challenge, and empower every student, every day to build connections with themselves, the community, and the outdoors!


Our mission is to provide engaging outdoor education in a safe environment that empowers growth and wellness for students and staff. 

Scott Partan looking at the Colorado River
Scott Partan
Outdoor Education

Take A Look At Our Adventures!


Students rock climbing
Students learning to rock climb
students hiking
Students at Rifle Mountain Park