Last Thursday, the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) met at Johnson Habitat Park. A crew of eleven high school students came to SPREE headquarters to work on their resumes from high schools around Denver. We went over what goes in a resume and what different resumes can look like.
Students then completed a series of questions to help them figure out what skills and experiences they have that are appropriate to include in a resume. Questions ranged from “If one of your friends at school were to brag about you, what would they say?” to “Which subjects are you best at in school?”
As students worked on their questions, we also enjoyed pizza and watched the breathtaking nature documentary series, Planet Earth, exploring the animals and ecosystems of the mountains.
While many students around Denver enjoyed a day off in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, SPREE celebrated the day with a holiday camp, "Wild About Weather". With fresh snow on the ground, campers learned the science behind snow and you can, too by visiting this website. We looked at snowflakes and made our own glitter flake.
Campers also became meteorologists, building their own homemade weather stations. Campers had fun doing some hands-on science through making a snow gauge, thermometer, wind vane, and anemometer. To make your own homemade instruments and try some weather experiments at home, visit this website. Thanks to SPREE staff and high school students from KIPP Denver Collegiate for their help with a fun winter day.
If you haven't had the chance to visit Johnson Habitat Park this season, the photos below highlighting the Park's winter beauty just might encourage you to visit this amazing and recently remodeled public park!
Everyone here at The Greenway Foundation is getting excited for what 2017 will bring to our organization and our South Platte River! Check out our calendar for community events and educational programs! Art on the River and several Greenway Untapped learning happy hours are still being planned, so be sure to bookmark our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information. We hope to see you at one (or more!) of our events or programs!
Looking for something for your kids to do when school is off this spring?
Have them join SPREE for fun and educational days filled with games, crafts, and adventures about the environment. SPREE offers camps on DPS school holidays for K-5th grade students. Camps are held at SPREE HQ from 7:30AM to 6PM and cost $45 per child per day.
Learn more and sign up here.
February 3: Journey of the South Platte
Investigate our River's journey as it travels through Colorado and beyond!
February 20: The Secret Lives of Hibernators
Investigate the animals who are sleeping through the winter in Colorado!
March 27-31: Reptiles and Amphibians of Colorado
Join SPREE to become herpetologists- experts on Colorado’s reptiles and amphibians! Full week camp ($225).
April 3: Crazy about Crawdads
Become a crawdad expert as we investigate one of the South Platte's most amazing creatures!
Junior Ranger Opportunity for Middle-Schoolers
If your child is in 6th- 8th grade and has attended SPREE Camps in the past, they can inquire about being a Junior River Ranger for one of our upcoming Holiday Camps. Junior River Rangers help younger campers and gain leadership skills. Find out more about the program here.
Contact Us about this opportunity: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 720-306-8000