In this class, students will go on daily hikes in the Boulder area, ranging from 2-4 hours in length. Students will develop essential skills for staying safe in emergency situations in the backcountry. They will become well-versed in basic map and compass knowledge, as well as how to identify local plant and animal species. During our hikes, students will learn about the forest ecosystem surrounding Boulder, and will utilize their senses and field observation skills. Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.