Help us continue a 57-year tradition!
Guest Blogger: Shannon Hancock, Executive Director, Outdoor Lab Foundation
Imagine waking up in your bunk in the Colorado wilderness, strapping on some boots and spending a day with friends in the great outdoors that has now become your classroom. Over 6,000 sixth graders from Jefferson County get to do this for a week every year as part of their regular science studies. Outdoor Lab is a week-long hands-on science school that teaches kids stewardship of themselves, others, and the world around them while learning geology, astronomy, navigation, physics, hydrology, biology and so much more! It’s a life-changing rite of passage that has touched over 365,000 kids in Colorado over the past 57 years.
Outdoor Lab Foundation is making sure this experience continues for generations to come. We have been lucky to partner with Smart Cow for the past three years. They were huge partners with us when it looked like the schools might have to close due to budget cuts. Thanks to strong ongoing community support and businesses like Smart Cow, the program is thriving. It takes a whole community to make sure this happens. Join us at Smart Cow on Tuesday to show your support of Outdoor Lab. Come because you can’t wait to go to Outdoor Lab! Come because you went in 1985! Come because your son came back last year and now can’t wait to go hike each weekend with the family! Come because your daughter became a scientist at NREL because of the passion for science she learned at Outdoor Lab!
We won’t tell anyone it’s because their cake batter gelato is life changing! See you Tuesday!