Lessons from the Roaring Fork Conservancy | AspenTimes.com

Lessons from the Roaring Fork Conservancy

Contributed photoJamie Friday's kindergarten class from Crystal River Elementary School visiting Blue Creek Conservation Easement in October.

Sarah Johnson, the education coordinator for the Basalt-based Roaring Fork Con­servancy, sent The Aspen Times a number of photos of local students participating in the organi­zation’s educational programs.

She also sent us this description of the conservancy’s programs:

Since 1997, Roaring Fork Conservancy has taught over 40,000 local students and adults about rivers and water in the Roar ing Fork Valley. With our mission of “inspiring people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed,” these programs help students connect to our valley’s most important natural resource ” water.

Roaring Fork Conservancy educators have worked with many classes in the valley to provide a unique, hands-on experience that complemented their classroom curriculum. Many of the programs are field-based and all connect students directly to water in our valley. Educators teach students about the ecological (biological, chemical, physical), cultural, and community significance of local rivers and water using relevant, hands-on, place based, interactive learning.

Visit http://www.roaringfork.org/education or call Sarah Johnson at 925-1290 to find out more.

Submit your news and photos of community activities to Aspen Times community editor Naomi Havlen at nhavlen@aspentimes.com.

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