This past Monday, our new cohort of High School River Rangers had their first teaching day! A class of 5th grades came to Overland Pond Park, and River Rangers taught activities about water testing, beaver adaptations, pollution in the city, and rafting. Then, in the afternoon, we all got our feet wet as we looked for critters in the pond!
Our ten River Rangers are all juniors at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, and this teaching day is just the start of a year-long internship that includes four excursion teaching days, as well as a teaching day at Holiday Camp, and the potential for employment at our Summer Camps! River Rangers develop leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills that serve as powerful tools for their future. This program is designed for high school students to explore possibilities in environmental fields through hands-on teaching experience, increased environmental literacy, and adventuring outside.
To learn more about the River Ranger program, click here!