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 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