Do you love science? Like to go outside and get your hands dirty? The natural resources pathway is designed for you! Courses in plant science, wildlife ecology, and water quality management offer each student the opportunity to connect what they have already earned with relevant, hands-on experiential learning activities. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we will test water in the South Platte watershed. You will learn how water is collected, treated, and distributed to homes in the community. You will also follow produce grown at the EPIC Campus from seed to table. Finally, professionals in each area will share their expertise in the classroom and in the field.

The Natural Resources Pathway will offer content credit in the following content areas:

  • Science - Principles of Plant Science, Introduction to horticulture, Conservation Ecology & Wildlife Management, Water Fundamentals, Water Treatment Operations, Wastewater Treatment Operations

It is recommended that students take one or more of the following classes at their home high school before enrolling in classes at the EPIC Campus in the Natural Resources Pathway:

For Natural Resources

  • Arapahoe - Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I
  • Heritage - Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Environmental Science, Algebra I
  • Littleton - Integrated Science 1-2, Integrated Science 3-4, Chemistry, Algebra I
  • Options - Integrated Science 1-2, Botany, Ecology, Algebra I

Contact the Natural Resources Pathway Lead Mike Montgomery at mmontgomery[at][dot]us.

Mike Montgomery

Mike is a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver. After receiving his degree in biology from Regis College, he turned to education and began his teaching career in 1989. Since 1994, he has been in Littleton Public Schools where he has worn the hats of a classroom teacher, assistant high school principal, and elementary principal. For the past decade, Mike has been teaching AP Biology, and AP & IB Environmental Science at Littleton High. In 2014, he received national board certification in science education and hopes to use his experiences to develop a 21st century, student-centered natural resources program at the new EPIC Campus.

Outside of school, he keeps busy with his incredible wife and their four kids (all LHS grads!). They love the outdoors, cycling, hiking, and chasing their three dogs. He is also always looking for the next great read to come across his Kindle.