Montezuma Inspire Coalition
School-Based Outdoor Learning Lab Hub Coordinator
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|Posted On:||Thursday, 21st December 2017|
The Montezuma County Inspire Coalition develops life-long outdoor lovers and stewards. Our community is known nationally for our unique collaborative commitment to getting kids outside regularly through a diversity of opportunities. All our youth consistently experience the outdoors in a variety of ways that connect them to the joys and career pathways that create tomorrow’s outdoor stewards and leaders. We empower the next generation to respect, care for, and steward themselves, their community and the natural world around them and offer life-long skills that will be passed on from generation to generation.
About the School to Farm Project
The Montezuma School to Farm Project’s (MSTFP) mission is to unite our local agricultural heritage with our growing future by engaging students at the crossroads of sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, health and economics through educational experiences in outdoor garden classes, on field trips and summer farm camps.
In 2015, Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) and other community organizations were awarded a planning grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to form a coalition with the mission of addressing the increasing need to get kids outside. The Montezuma Inspire Coalition (MIC) was formed, and for the next 18 months Coalition members worked to define the vision, and design proposed programming components. The grant was submitted in the late summer of 2017, and MIC was awarded implementation funding along with eight other communities in Colorado.
The structure of the MIC is comprised of an Advisory Committee that meets less frequently but includes Coalition members and board of director members from MLC, and an Operations Committee, which is comprised of Coalition members who engage on a regular basis with the grant. This Operations Committee will meet monthly, or more frequently as needed especially as the implementation phase ramps up.
Montezuma Land Conservancy is the acting fiscal agent for the MIC and also houses the Coordinating Hub for the Coalition. MSTFP is coordinating the SOLL (School-based Outdoor Learning Lab) partners and will house the SOLL Hub Coordinator.
About SOLL Hub
The goals of the School-Based Outdoor Learning Lab (SOLL) Hub will be to increase the diversity, amount, and quality of time Pre K – 12th grade students spend outside in standards aligned outdoor curricula experiences, after school programming and summer programming. Additionally the SOLL Hub will develop up to 3 new Outdoor Learning Lab sites and physically enhance/improve existing Outdoor Learning Lab sites to allow for more participation in the outdoors. SOLL will also incorporate social emotional training into all aspects of its programming from teacher trainings to curricula for students and work with MIC’s Youth Advisory Council to effectively deliver student-centered programming. Finally, SOLL will utilize the MIC Equipment Hub, transportation options, MIC media/outreach systems, and existing community assets to deliver cutting edge outdoor opportunities for Montezuma youth and their families.
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