Replace classroom walls
with canyon walls
Educating students in the outdoors is what we do best. Our educational adventures are designed to deepen connections between your students and their peers, their surroundings, and their academics.
We know it can be challenging to create an overnight educational experience for your students. With over 35 years of experience, Canyonlands Field Institute offers polished, all-inclusive experiences. Whether you choose from a Land or a River based trip, your adventure will be full of flexible curriculum, hearty meals, and the unique opportunities for reflection and exploration that only Canyon Country can provide.
All programs enable students to disconnect from their everyday lives and connect to each other.
Up To Date Curriculum
By combining Social and Emotional Learning with hands on science education, our curriculum is specifically designed to deepen connections between students and their surroundings. Our science lessons are framed through SEEd and NGSS standards, and we specialize in creating an experience specifically suited to your educational goals. In addition, our Social and Emotional Learning curriculum intentionally teaches skills in self-management, group awareness, responsible decision making, and communication.
Experience in Education
CFI has over 35 years of experience leading outdoor expeditions for schools. Our educators bring science to life, connect with students, and provide guidance and technical skill education. Our guides are trained in risk management, first aid, and CPR, and our trip leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders.
Which trip type is right for your students?
Field Camp Style
Our land based program takes place at Professor Valley Field Camp, 40 minutes away from Moab UT. This base camp features tipis and cots for sleeping, flush toilets, and a full camp kitchen for meals. Days begin and end at base camp and are spent exploring the surrounding area.
Our River Expeditions take place along the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers. Students camp under the stars and spend the days navigating the river, exploring side canyons, and working as a team to reach the destination, all while learning about the unique geology, ecology, and human history of these iconic river stretches.