This fall CCA was excited to partner with many great organizations to provide awesome outdoor educational experiences for kids in Mesa, Delta and Montrose Counties.
Colorado Canyons Association, BLM and Adventure Bound River Expeditions teamed up to take Central High School students down the Colorado River through McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. On this trip, students were able to visit a historic placer mine site, learn about river ecology, participate in cottonwood tree planting and help control noxious weeds. Students were also able to enjoy swimming, campfire talks and the beautiful weather.
Dominguez-Escalante NCA Third Grade Scavenger Hunt:
|Valerie learns about local geology from Anita Evans.|
Sixth Grade Cottonwood Days in Gunnison Gorge NCA:
Colorado Canyons Association was able to partner with the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office to teach sixth grade students about the differant prinicipals of "Leave No Trace" through a series of interactive outdoor stations. CCA taught the "People of the Past Station". At this station we put their hunting and gathering skills to the test by teaching them to throw Atlatls and grind corn with a Mano and Metate.
CCA would like to thank all of our volunteers and partners who help make all of these educational experiences possible for our local schools. Please visit our Facebook page to view more pictures of these events!