Denver was not always the city we know today - in fact, it wasn't even called Denver at first! Around 160 years ago, pioneers headed west looking for gold, and many of them stopped at the confluence of the South Platte River and the Cherry Creek. They established the first settlements that ultimately lead to Denver. But first we had Montana City, Auraria, and St. Charles.
On Sunday, a group of high schoolers were able to test their skills in snowboarding and skiing at Ruby Hill. Most of the students were trying out snowboarding and skiing for the first time, and others were there to improve their skills or help out the beginners. It started off bumpy, and the beginners had trouble staying balanced. This resulted in a lot of falls, but no one gave up.
On February 24th, a group of high schoolers got to go to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival for a GLC event! The students watched five documentaries and then got to explore a Eco Expo and photo gallery. There was a lot of interesting things at the Eco Expo, including live animals like snakes and owls and a photo booth.
The first film the students watched was called “Prescription Strength Convenience”, which is directed by Malia Cahill. This funny film illustrated a parody of a prescription drug, which poked fun at the many environmentally unfriendly actions people take on a daily basis. The film also illustrates how those actions can harm our environment and quality of life. The film was depicted a commercial that you would see on television in between a show you were watching, so the film was much shorter than the others the students watched.