We are excited to announce that The Greenway Foundation is starting a new internship program with Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD)!
This pilot internship will be run in conjunction with Denver Public Works and will introduce our two high school interns to environmental education, non-profit management, and public outreach, plus so much more! The internship will run throughout the spring semester and the students will be participating for credit through DSISD's career exploration internship opportunities. Learn about our two new interns below!
Camper’s braved Denver’s sudden burst of winter Tuesday to get fishy with SPREE! We learned all about local fish and their adaptations that allow them to survive in the urban South Platte River and Colorado. Our mission of the day even hinted about a fish that came back from the dead!
It turns out there are no zombie fish- luckily, but in our first activity, camper’s learned about the South Platte River’s Greenback Cutthroat Trout. This fish, Colorado’s state fish, was presumed extinct in 1937. But, in the 1950s two small populations were found in CO, in the Arkansas River and the South Platte River. Quickly, rehabilitation efforts were started. Today, while not the most common trout in our waterway, Greenback Cutthroat Trout can be caught and released in the city of Denver!
Last weekend, students with the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) woke up before sunrise and headed to Avon, CO to snowboard at Beaver Creek. Fourteen students represented GLC and shared group lessons with students from Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) as part of SOS Outreach’s SnowCore program. This program provides youth with a one day snowboard trip that includes professional instruction, equipment rentals, lift tickets, lunch, and winter clothing for the day.
For most of our students, this was their first time snowboarding. They spent the day learning how to balance, stop, and turn with the help of the resort instructors. No matter how many times they fell down, all of the students laughed and kept a positive attitude throughout the day. Those students with snowboarding experience were paired with an instructor that pushed them to grow their ability level and even learn some tricks. At the end of a very long day, each student walked away with new skills and a desire to go back.
With beautiful weather, great instructors, and a group of students that supported each other throughout the day, this event was one we will all remember for years to come. Who knew frozen water could be so much fun?
GLC has a different event every month. Learn about and sign up for future GLC adventures here!