yampa valley science school
ROUTT COUNTY SIXTH GRADERS NEED YOUR HELP!
Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) has been a cornerstone of the 6th grade experience for all Routt County youth since 2000. This Fall marks our 20th anniversary and after much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone YVSS from September until the Spring of 2021. We base this decision on many factors surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and in collaboration with our program partners. The safety and well-being of our staff, students, and partners is our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have implemented safety protocols that allow for program operations to continue. We hope to provide a deeper experience for this year’s sixth grade students in the Spring than we could provide this Fall. We need your support now more than ever to continue this unique learning experience for the youth of Routt County!
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
Dollar for Dollar, your donation to YVSS will be matched up to $40,000 thanks to an anonymous supporter! This will result in $80,000 to replace lost funding that was redirected due to COVID-19. We must raise these funds to provide this essential educational experience for all 6th grade students of Routt County, both public and private.
Please consider a matching gift of $25, $50, $100 dollars or more! Even the smallest amount will make a significant impact. We appreciate your support during these unprecedented times.
TEXT "YVSS" to 970-436-9595
MAIL A CHECK:
991 Captain Jack Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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 5 day, 3 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 an Astronomy evening as well as traditional campfire songs and skits, take field trips in the local community and complete local service projects.
Please email Carlyn at CLawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps for more information