science school

yampa valley science school

Each September Yampa Valley Science School YVSS serves as many as 300 Routt County 6th grade students in a residential, experiential Science Camp operated at the historic Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Strawberry Park.

 

Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 4-day, 1-night science curriculum integrated with CO 6th grade academic standards. The goals of YVSS include providing place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities; providing inter-generational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults; and fostering integrated academic education with the public school systems. 

 

The science curriculum is broken down into 3 blocks: Hydrosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere/Geosphere. Students enjoy night activities including Astronomy and traditional campfire songs and skits. 

Please email Carlyn at clawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps for more information 

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