The state of Colorado is best known for the Rocky Mountains and the many peaks that are located throughout the state. This makes it a popular destination for skiers and hikers. Located at the heart of this rocky state is the city of Colorado Springs. This city has much to offer, including teaching opportunities.
According to its official website, Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in Colorado based on population and the largest geographically. It is also home to many Olympians and is known as “Olympic City USA.” The draw to this city is due in large part to the extensive trails, elevated mountain peaks, and gorgeous parks.
Colorado Springs’ own Garden of the Gods Park is a National Natural Landmark where visitors can enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the west. This park offers paved or unpaved hiking trails, including guided tours for those interested in learning more about the area's plant and animal life. It even offers an amazing view of Pike’s Peak. Admission to the park is free, so you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy this amazing landmark. Other outdoor activities include rafting, rock climbing, fishing, and biking.
If you’re interested in more laid-back activities, try visiting one of the city's museums. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers the unique experience for its visitors to learn about the history of the community, show what it is today, and what it can become in the future. Many of the museum’s events are free, so it is a great place to visit with family or students. Another historic museum is the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Here, the museum guides wear clothing specific to the time period and portray the daily life and activities of those who lived in the residences located at the site. The types of residences include a tepee, log cabin, farm house, and mansion, so visitors can view a wide range of experiences.
So what teaching opportunities are available in Olympic City, USA?
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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