December 10, 2011
Hayden Elementary School fifth-grader Allison Ingols-Irwin measures wind speed with a turbine she made with her classmates Wednesday at Carpenter Ranch. The students spent the day studying renewable energy sources with Yampatika naturalists.
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Yampatika's Environmental Literacy Program is being recognized by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education with its Pre-K Elementary Education Award at a banquet next month in Denver.
Makenna Knez and her fifth-grade classmates returned Wednesday from a hike along the snow-packed banks of a frozen Yampa River to a warm ranch house where Makenna summed up her first excursion with Yampatika.