September 2015 | Outdoor Lab Foundation Gazette
In This Issue
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Abbey Watkins
Windy Peak
Littleton, CO
"My favorite part of being an intern is meeting all the kids every week. It's really cool to watch the changes they go through throughout the week."

What You Can Do Today
Sponsor After Dark 
Become an After Dark corporate or family sponsor for our fall fundraiser! Contact Katie for more information on how!
Donate  
Online or by Mail to:

Outdoor Lab Foundation

PO Box 261298

Lakewood, CO 80226

Join us for After Dark
Join us on September 26th for our 2nd Annual After Dark. Click here for details. 
Sign up for Lab Card
Earn money for your student, school, or the Outdoor Lab Foundation by signing up for a King Soopers or Safeway Lab Card now! 
Donate your used PC Monitor
We are looking for a few monitors in our office and would LOVE to take yours off your hands.  Email us if you would like to donate!
Ask your employer to match gifts.
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Willson
Windy Peak
Lakewood, CO
"From this experience, I hope to become more comfortable teaching and interacting with large groups of kids and peers."

6th grade students from Devinny Elementary School learning the difference between a horn and an antler.
After Dark is right around the corner!
Join us for our 2nd Annual After Dark on September 26th from 4pm-10pm!
Featuring
  • Live Bluegrass Music
  • 6 Million Dollar Band
  • Moe's BBQ
  • Games
  • Open Bar
  • Dancing
Live Auction Sneak Peak
  • Mixology Party
  • Caribbean Vacation Package
  • Union Station Date Night
  • Limited Edition Art
  • Glamping in Utah
  • And so much more!
Need a Ride?
Members of the community are currently putting together large groups to take buses from 3 different sites in Jeffco: one from Littleton, one Lakewood, and one from Arvada.  If you are interested in joining a current bus ride up to the event or organizing your own, please contact Stephanie Ferguson for more information.

Earn a FREE ticket by volunteering at the event! Click below to view what is available!
 
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: 
Kelani Olsen
Mt. Evans
Denver, CO
"I want to inspire passion for the environment in these kids. I want to help these kids experience and enjoy the same surroundings I grew up with. "

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Open House
Sept 19
Open House is a one-time a year event where families can tour our Outdoor Lab sites and meet the staff. We are in need of volunteers to help with a variety of tasks! Email us for more information!
After Dark
Sept 26 & 27
We are in need of volunteers to help with event set-up and clean-up, as well as shifts during the event! If you are interested in viewing what shifts are available, click here!
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After Dark 
SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Lab Open House
September 19th, 2015
Once a year, Windy Peak and Mount Evans Outdoor Labs invite friends and family of Outdoor Lab students to visit their sites and learn more about the whole week long experience.  This is the perfect opportunity for families to meet the staff, take a tour and enjoy some food.  We hope to see you there!


High School Leaders anxiously wait in the parking lot at Ralston Elementary before departing for their week long experience at Mount Evans!
Thank you to VOC and all of the Volunteers!

On July 31st and August 20th, Outdoor Lab partnered with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) to reroute a badly eroded trail.  The end goal was to make this trail more sustainable and safe for the 6th grade students who will be hiking it every week.  

In just two days, 67 volunteers completed over 1600 feet of trail and provided approximately 470 hours of service.  We are so grateful for all of their help! 

This month, one of our long-time partners, Lockheed Martin, will be doing an employee development day at Mount Evans and giving of their time to continue the trail project!
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: 
Steven Bossman
Mt. Evans
Conifer, CO
"I hope to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader."

Windy Peak Interns enjoyed an outing at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science during their week of training before 6th grade students began to arrive.   

THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 AFTER DARK SPONSORS!

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The Outdoor Lab Foundation | 303-982-2539 |  info@outdoorlabfoundation.org | http://www.outdoorlabfoundation.org/

PO Box 261298
Lakewood, CO 80226-1298