Youth Summits Agendas

 


Parker County, Colorado, Youth Summit Agenda


TUESDAY, JUNE 21 - WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH PARK NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA


3:00pm-5:30
REGISTRATION AND CHECK INTO THE RIVERSIDE INN: 249 Highway 285, Fairplay, 719-836-0600
Indoor pool will be open.

5:45
BOARD MOTORCOACH

6:00
DINNER AND PARK COUNTY WELCOME: FAIRPLAY VALITON HOTEL: 500 Main Street, Fairplay
(Built in 1922, Listed on the National Register)

7:00
WALK TO THE LAWN OF PARK COUNTY COURTHOUSE: 418 Main Street, Fairplay
(Built in 1874, Listed on the National Register)

7:15
YOUTH SUMMIT ORIENTATION & PROGRAM OVERVIEW OF SOUTH PARK HISTORY

8:00
BOARD MOTORCOACH and return to the Riverside Inn

8:15
ELEMENT GROUPS MEET AT RIVERSIDE INN

9:30
STUDENT LEADERS MEET IN LOBBY FOR BLOGGING AND POSTING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 - FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, PIKES PEAK HISTORICAL MUSEUM, GEM AND MINERAL HUNT, AND M LAZY C RANCH

6:30 - 8:00
BREAKFAST AT THE RIVERSIDE INN

8:00
BOARD MOTORCOACH AND DRIVE TO FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS. Watch the NPS movie introducing the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

9:15
TOURS AND PROGRAM: FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT. Teller County Road 1, Florissant
• Welcome
• Interpretation
• Youth Programs
• Orientation to the NPS mandate to protect the fossils
• Walk the one-mile trail for a ranger-led interpretive experience
• Return to the amphitheater to discuss how to help this national monument achieve relevance for a
broader range of visitors.
• Design a technology strategy that enhances the natural experience for visitors

12:00
LUNCH AT PICNIC TABLES NEAR THE VISITORS CENTER, provided by Costello Street Coffee
House in Florissant. Element groups will eat at the Monument and develop ideas for technological presentations for to the park’s tech-savvy visitors. (Rain plan: Inside the yurt)

12:45
BOARD MOTORCOACH and travel to the Pikes Peak Area Historical Museum

1:00
PIKES PEAK AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 18033 Teller County Road 1, Florissant.
Element groups will rotate through three stations, spending 20 minutes in each. Begin at 1:00, rotate at 1:20 and 1:40 and conclude at 2:00
1. Interpretation of Ute Artifacts
2. Prayer Trees and Medicine Trees
3. Gems and Minerals: Review Minerals Collection, Plan for the Gem Search

2:00
BOARD MOTORCOACH and travel to the parking lot of Lake George Community Park Turn at one-room cabin, park near the horse arena.

2:15
LAKE GEORGE COMMUNITY PARK: SHORT HIKE AND SEARCH FOR SURFACE GEMS AND MINERALS

3:15
BOARD MOTORCOACH and depart for the M Lazy C (a dude ranch)

3:30
M LAZY C RANCH: COLORADO AT WORK!
Students are broken into four groups to understand what kinds of work it takes to operate a ranch for visitors: the horses and stables, the food, the housekeeping, the other ongoing activities with the chance to interview workers and owners.

5:30
RANCH DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT AT M LAZY C RANCH: BBQ dinner followed by line dancing lessons, music, roping, and horseshoes.

7:00
BOARD MOTORCOACH and depart for Riverside Inn

8:00
ELEMENT GROUPS MEET

9:30
STUDENT LEADERS MEET IN LOBBY FOR BLOGGING AND POSTING.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23-SERVICE LEARNING AT BEALE PLACER MINE; WORKING RANCHES: HIGHPLAINS RANCH AND HARTSEL SPRINGS RANCH

6:30am-7:30
BREAKFAST AT THE RIVERSIDE INN

7:45
BOARD MOTORCOACH and depart for Community Service Project at Beale Placer Mine located outside Alma on US Forest Service land.

8:30
SERVICE LEARNING ACTIVITY AT BEALE PLACER MINE
Reseeding of this mining reclamation project along Buckskin Creek directed by the U.S. Forest Service. The coalition for the Upper South Platte will provide trained crew leaders to supervise and work alongside students. (Rain Plan, Alma Town Hall)

11:30
BOARD MOTORCOACH, travel to Highplains Ranch, 38037 HWY 285, Jefferson, CO

12:00
LUNCH AND RANCHING PROGRAM AT HIGHPLAINS RANCH
• Students will cook their own hamburger from Highlands beef raised on site
• Family members will address Women in Ranching
• After lunch, students ride a hay wagon to feed cattle (Rain plan, indoor arena)

2:30
BOARD MOTORCOACH, travel to Colton Sheep Barns

3:15
RANCHING ACTIVITY AT COLTON SHEEP BARNS
• Hike to barns (15 minutes)
• Preservation Scavenger Hunt (1 hour)
• Talk with Ranch Manager for Hartsel Springs Ranch (30 minutes)
• Hike back to motorcoach (15 minutes)

5:00
BOARD MOTORCOACH AND TRAVEL TO COMO

5:30
DINNER AT THE COMO DEPOT EATING HOUSE AND REVIEW OF COMO PRESERVATION PROJECTS. Element groups will rotate three stations, spending 45 minutes at each (allowing 5-minutes’ time for walking in-between). Begin at 5:30, rotations are at 6:10 and 7:00.
1. Dinner at the Como Depot Eating House, a historic railroad hotel. Commentary on the preservation work completed and on-going plan for the Como Hotel and Railroad Depot.
2. Tour of Como High School and briefly discuss (15-20 minutes) preservation efforts at the Como School Complex. The remainder of the time (25-30 minutes) will be spent in the Como Elementary School, currently the
Community Center. Work on Friday’s presentation.
3. Tour of the Como Roundhouse and briefly discuss (15-20 minutes) preservation efforts related to the Roundhouse. The remainder of the time (25-30 minutes) will be spent in the Roundhouse or lawn developing reccomendations.

8:00
BOARD MOTORCOACH and travel to Riverside Inn in Fairplay

8:15
ELEMENT GROUPS MEET AND PREPARE FOR TOWN HALL

FRIDAY, JUNE 24-TOWN HALL MEETING

6:30am-7:30
BREAKFAST AT THE RIVERSIDE INN

7:45
CHECK OUT AND PACK LUGGAGE IN CARS

8:00
TRAVEL WITH PARENT OR TEACHER/CHAPERONE TO JEFFERSON
Jefferson Community Association Building: 98 Main Street, Jefferson

8:30
PREPARE FOR FINAL PRESENTATION: JEFFERSON COUNTY ASSOCIATION BUILDING

9:00
TOWN HALL PRESENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND LEADER QUESTIONS
Jefferson County Association Building

11:00
YOUTH SUMMIT ADJOURNS: DEPART FOR HOME


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