Astronomy in the Wilderness. Partnering with the Colorado School of Mines, Centennial Canoe Outfitters, Inc. offers a river trip focusing on astronomy. The wilderness night sky is a phenomenal environment for learning more about our solar system, sunspots, constellations, deep sky objects, and astronomy activities for the classroom. Instructor Sanlyn Buxner, from the University of Arizona, will teach the astronomy, including a pre-trip class session at the University of Colorado's Fiske planetarium in Boulder, CO. The trip offers teachers two continuing education credits. Non teachers may also take the full course for full price and have a reserved seat. Non credit, discounted seats, for the canoe trip only, are based on space availability. What better opportunity to have fun on the river and learn while you're at it! Ages 15 and up.
Audubon Society Trips. The Audubon Society focuses on birds, wildlife and habitat through education and research. Centennial Canoe Outfitters, Inc. partners with various Audubon chapters each summer on the river. Join the Fort Collins, Colorado, Audubon and learn about the wildlife and habitat you are exploring from their trip leader and from other Audubon members. They will be paddling the Green River in UT, just north of Canyonlands National Park. We'll see rock art left by ancient Indians as we paddle through huge red sandstone canyons.