Propelling Student Education

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Propelling Student Education

Date: 11/02/2023     State: CO     Issues: Oil and Gas, Student Education, Watersheds     Partners: Colorado River District, Crystal River Coalition, Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Airport Origin : Aspen, CO    


Get young adults in the air to spark student's interest in the environment which is so important to propel conservation and protect our planet.

Students had the opportunity to learn about watersheds, a proposed Wild and Scenic Designation on the Crystal River, and to see the beauty of their valley from the air. Before the flights, they heard from local water expert Lindsay DeFrates, Deputy Director of Public Relations at the Colorado River District. The flight route took students around the flanks of Mount Sopris, up the Crystal River to the famed red rock “fins” in the Thompson Divide, circling back to fly up the Roaring Fork River, over many familiar places like their schools and neighborhoods, and even over some of their favorite ski runs! Education is the cornerstone to public lands, ecosystems, and waterways that are managed sustainably.

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