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When learning’s an adventure

The San Juan Mountains provide high-altitude science lab
Four area youngsters and their families join their weekend instructors for a mountaintop lunch break after spending the morning studying pika habitats in the peaks near Silverton. The campers and instructors were doing a test run of a new program, Alpine EdVentures, slated to launch next summer at the Mountain Studies Institute.
Brennain Degenhardt, 8, counts the number of pika calls he recorded during a morning mountaintop excursion near Silverton as part of a new family science camp program, Alpine EdVentures, that the Mountain Studies Institute will launch next summer.
Kai Skowland, 7, looks through a magnifying glass during a weekend trial run of a new family science camp experience that the Mountain Studies Institute will launch next year.
Camp instructur Emily Olson has Thomas Ferrell, 7, add water to jar containing rocks, grass and dirt while Kai Skowlund, 7, looks on. The exercise was an illustration of how ground and surface water travels in the mountains and can saturate areas as part of a lesson taught during a recent trial run of a new family science camp program to be offered next year by the Mountain Studies Institute.
Thomas Ferrell, 7, leads a group of hikers down a mountain near Silverton after a morning studying pika habitats during a trial run of a new family science camp, Alpine EdVentures.
Fort Lewis College professor Mary Ann Goff points out landscape elements that can play a role in the development of water fens like the one the children are about to inspect as part of a new family science camp program to be offered next year by the Mountain Studies Institute.

When learning’s an adventure

Four area youngsters and their families join their weekend instructors for a mountaintop lunch break after spending the morning studying pika habitats in the peaks near Silverton. The campers and instructors were doing a test run of a new program, Alpine EdVentures, slated to launch next summer at the Mountain Studies Institute.
Brennain Degenhardt, 8, counts the number of pika calls he recorded during a morning mountaintop excursion near Silverton as part of a new family science camp program, Alpine EdVentures, that the Mountain Studies Institute will launch next summer.
Kai Skowland, 7, looks through a magnifying glass during a weekend trial run of a new family science camp experience that the Mountain Studies Institute will launch next year.
Camp instructur Emily Olson has Thomas Ferrell, 7, add water to jar containing rocks, grass and dirt while Kai Skowlund, 7, looks on. The exercise was an illustration of how ground and surface water travels in the mountains and can saturate areas as part of a lesson taught during a recent trial run of a new family science camp program to be offered next year by the Mountain Studies Institute.
Thomas Ferrell, 7, leads a group of hikers down a mountain near Silverton after a morning studying pika habitats during a trial run of a new family science camp, Alpine EdVentures.
Fort Lewis College professor Mary Ann Goff points out landscape elements that can play a role in the development of water fens like the one the children are about to inspect as part of a new family science camp program to be offered next year by the Mountain Studies Institute.
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