After a long winter break, the River Ranger internship is back in full swing! Our high school interns from KIPP Denver Collegiate High School joined us for their second teaching day at Overland Pond Park.
Fierce winds and chilly weather didn’t stop the Greenway Leadership Corp (GLC) from traveling north to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) this past Saturday for a snowshoeing adventure!
Our Saturday last weekend was filled with some outstanding environmental films at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden.
The Greenway Leadership Corp (GLC) learned about a variety of topics during the films, from micro-plastic in our oceans to the impacts of mines along the Grand Canyon. We saw three films of varying lengths and topics. We watched Too Precious To Mine, Junk, and Once I Was a Dragonfly. After viewing Too Precious to Mine, we were able to ask a film crew member questions about mining in the Grand Canyon and how we can help.
Afterwards, we had the opportunity to view the entries and winners of the youth and adult environmental photography contest. We also browsed around the Eco Expo to find local and national environmental organizations and businesses. We even got to meet a Swainson's Hawk, courtesy of Nature’s Educators!
A huge thank you to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival for putting on this wonderful event, and for opening it up to our students! To learn more about the film festival and how you can go next year, check out their website.