We Are Crew, Not Passengers!


Fieldwork at Polaris is defined as “having a clear purpose that furthers the work of a learning expedition.” So, while a typical field trip may be time outside a classroom for a student, it may not be connected to what they are doing inside the classroom. 

Fieldwork requires there to be a connection. For example, the older elementary students may visit Colorado State Universities Mountain Campus for Eco Week while the younger students take a walking tour of Old Town as part of their geography study. However, the term fieldwork is used to describe not just off campus visits. It can be going outside to take the temperature, as the younger students have done with their teachers at lunch. This real-world work is crucial to teaching and learning at our school. 

Below is a list of the various single-day Fieldwork experiences students engaged in across the K12 spectrum.  Please know that this document does NOT include our Intensive Weeks at the secondary level.  

Avery Park August
Cottonwood Glen Park August
City Park, Walrus Ice-cream, Polaris August
City Park August
Bean Cyclery then The Lyric then Polaris August
Red Fox Meadows August
Gardens on Spring Creek September
Red Fox Meadows September
Villages on Redwood apartments September
Lincoln Center September
Phantom Canyon September
CSU October
SART Peers Training at PSD Partnership October
City Park October
Timberline Church- Leadership Summit October
University Center for the Arts (CSU) 1400 Remington, 80524 October
Grandview Cemetery October
Red Fox Meadows October
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery October
Old Town Public Library October
Horsetooth Mountain Park October
Discovery Museum November
Old Town Public Library November
CSU Lory Student Center November
UNC Greeley November
King Soopers November
Avery Park November
Red Fox Meadows Natural Area November
CSU Engineering Research Center and Campus November
Bas Bleu Theatre December
Bas Bleu Theatre December
Foothills/Horsetooth reservoir December
Fort Collins Museum of Art December
Fort Collins Museum of Art December
Red Fox Meadows December
Chippers lanes Horsetooth December
Poalris & Lyric Cinema December
Rescued Friends 1409 Grey Rock Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 December
EDORA Pool and Ice Center December
Mulberry Pool December
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park December
Lyric + Exchange December
AMC classic movie theater December
Golden Peaks Nursing Home and EPIC Swimming Pool December
Sylvan Dale Ranch December
Butterfly Pavillion January
Avery Park January
CSU MS Defy Expectations Conference January
Lincoln MS January
Lincoln MS January
Timberline Church January
Lincoln center January
Lincoln Center January
CMEA, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs January
FRCC January
Red Fox Meadows January
McMahon Jujitsu January
Denver Aquarium February
Hearts and Horses February
Red Fox Meadows February
Villages on Horsetooth Apartments February
Realities for Children February
SAVA February
DH Wholesale Signs, Advanced Energy February
Red Fox Meadows March
library and ELC April
Rocky Mountain National Park April
Red Fox Meadows April
Red Fox Meadows May
Denver Mint & Capitol Building May
Veterinarian Teaching Hospital February
CSU Vet Hosptial March
Great Stupa, Red Feather March
Centennial HS March
The Growing Project 1502 N. Shields, Fort Collins, CO April
CSU Forest Service at 3843 Laporte Ave in Fort Collins April
Polaris ELS May
Poudre HS April
Denver, Wastewater Treatment and Riverbend Ponds April
Cinemark Theater and Avery Park April
AMC 6 Movie Theater and Rolland Moore Park April
McMahon JuJitzu April
Los Comales Taqueria April
Denver Mint and Capitol May
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