Harvey Leake, the great-grandson of John and Louisa Wetherill, will share some of the historic photographs of the Mancos Valley that his pioneering family collected and preserved, many of which have never been published. He will also discuss his family’s arrival in southwestern Colorado and the discoveries of the Mesa Verde area.
“A No Child Left Inside, Place-based, Experiential Education inspired After-School Program”
This program was developed by a team of educators, biologists, artists, outdoor recreation specialists and librarians who believe kids need an opportunity to explore, build, hike, create and work together in a kid centered community in the outdoors. They will be supervised by an adult yet the activities will be derived by the interests and passions of the kids.
Who: Kids ages 9-12 years. Each child must be able to walk/hike 2 miles over mildly rough terrain in all weather. When:Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00pm, starting August 31, 2018. Where: Meet at the Mancos Public Library, 211 West First Street, Mancos. What: Activities will include exploring, playing, mapping, and hiking around the Mancos River and Cottonwood Park, as well as fort building, art projects, winter science, and researching the history, culture and environment of Mancos and ends with a family camping trip and fun adventure that kids help choose. How: To learn more about this program, please call the Mancos Public Library at 533-7600 and speak to Jenni Kitchen. You may also like to read David Sobel’s book, Childhood and Nature from which this program was based. Cost: $20 donation encouraged for the entire school year. Healthy snack included (Scholarships available).
This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor recreation that this state has to offer. Check out an activity backpack containing binoculars, brochures and other educational materials.
The pass is good for entry only. Fishing licenses and other fees are not included.