Wednesday, June 22
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Pikes Peak Historical Museum, Gem And Mineral Hunt, And M Lazy C Ranch
6:30am- 8:00am Breakfast at the Riverside Inn
8:00am Board motorcoach and drive to Florissant Fossil Beds. Watch the NPS movie introducing the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
9:15am 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
12:00pm 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)
12:45pm 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
2:00pm Board motorcoach and travel to the parking lot of Lake George Community Park turn at one-room cabin, park near the horse arena.
2:15pm 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)
3:30pm 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.
5:30pm ranch dinner and entertainment at M Lazy C ranch: bbq dinner followed by line dancing lessons, music, roping, and horseshoes.
7:00pm Board motorcoach and depart for Riverside Inn
8:00pm Element groups meet
9:30pm Student leaders meet in lobby for blogging and posting.