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October 8, 2021
Summit County nonprofits partner with 1 Degree platform to offer a one-stop shop for services
Summit Daily - Ellen Reid, executive director of the Keystone Science School, said the new platform could be a game-changer in that it can be updated and added to frequently and is likely to evolve in the future. “Having a resource guide that is able to be updated in real time and pretty quickly is one of the reasons we wanted to push this project forward,” Reid said.
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September 26, 2021
Silverthorne Elementary program combines STEM with outdoor education
Summit Daily - The idea was dreamed up to have somebody facilitate and support the outdoor education for a part of the day and support the after-school program for the other part of the day, so we essentially made a full-time job out of two part-time jobs,” Keystone Science School spokesperson Dave Miller said.
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August 16, 2021
Elementary after-school care programs preparing for a new school year
Summit Daily - The Keystone Science School and town of Breckenridge will have their after-school programs back in full swing this year, caring for elementary students across the county. The science school’s after-school program serves students on-site at the Dillon Valley, Frisco, Silverthorne and Summit Cove elementary schools. Keystone Science School staff go to the schools to coordinate and run the programs.
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July 30, 2021
'We just do all these experiments': Keystone school takes fun approach to science and outdoors
9 News - The Keystone Science School (KSS) in Summit County is celebrating 45 years of bringing outdoor science education to its students. The 23-acre campus was started in 1976 by Robert W. Craig. The year-round series of traditional day camps, overnight camps, discovery adventures, and expeditions focus on teaching scientific principles and leadership skills to students from Colorado and around the world.
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June 21, 2021
Polis signs into law the Colorado Outdoor Equity Grant Program
Real Vail - “As an organization that has spent decades providing outdoor experiences to children, we are thankful that the State of Colorado is supporting our shared goal of inclusivity and engagement for youth in the outdoors,” says Ellen Reid, Executive Director, Keystone Science School.
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June 9, 2021
Overnight summer camps return to Colorado
9 News - Keystone Science School (KSS) in Summit County is one of many institutions bringing back overnight camp programs this summer after canceling sessions due to COVID-19 last year. “I think we all hate the word ‘pivot’ now because we did lots of pivoting back and forth,” Dave Miller, Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for KSS, told 9NEWS. “All of our programs right now are designed around COVID-19 risk management.”
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June 6, 2021
Towns, groups prepare for summer camps with fewer restrictions
Summit Daily - Summer camps in Summit County are back and ready to run with some semblance of normalcy after the pandemic altered much of last year’s local programming. Keystone Science School is once again hosting overnight camp programs after only having day camps last year. Dave Miller, the school’s director of marketing and strategic partnerships, said the camp is following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the local public health department in regard to COVID-19 protocols.
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May 5, 2021
Keystone Science School offers summer programming scholarships
Summit Daily - Keystone Science School is offering the Joel and Patti Meier Scholarship for rising middle or high school students from Lake, Park or Summit counties participating in any of the nonprofit’s adventure or expedition programs.
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March 29, 2021
COVID In Colorado: Despite Capacity Restrictions, Demand Higher Than Ever For Summer Camps In High Country
CBS Denver - While Summit County COVID cases are once again rising, like most, the Keystone Science School has learned to adapt. “If we can find more space, if we can create safe places and we can hire and train qualified staff, then we can increase capacity, and these are all things that we’re exploring,” Miller continued...
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Dec. 3, 2020
Outdoor education a hit amongst students
The Flume - What does it take to provide every third- through eighth-grade student in the Fairplay schools with a unique outdoor educational experience embedded within the traditional school day? Answer: Imagination, foresight, meticulous planning, multiple partnerships between private and public entities, highly motivated educators and administrators and a curriculum that students find fascinating and useful.
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Sept. 23, 2020
Summit County leaders work to provide child care and tutoring during pandemic
Summit Daily - In a school year unlike any other, community members are coming together to support students and parents with child care and tutoring. Keystone Science School joined 35 other organizations to create the Summit County Program Provider Collaborative...
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July 2, 2020
Despite COVID-19, Keystone Science School CATCH Camp near capacity
Summit Daily - The camp reaches 100 local campers each day, according to a news release. Keystone Science School works with Summit School District and community funders, such as The Summit Foundation, to offer the camps to any elementary-age district student on a sliding fee scale. Each camper is provided breakfast and lunch five days a week.
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Sept. 19, 2019
Educating through entertainment: Breck Film Fest, Keystone Science School partner for industry workshops, screening
Publication - Entering its fifth year, the Keystone Science School’s Girls in STEM program has partnered again with the Breck Film Fest to deliver a weekend of enriching young girl’s impressionable minds. The girls will be spending nights at the KSS campus and days at the computer labs at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge...
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May 26, 2019
Keystone Science School moves into new 5,900-square-foot home
Summit Daily - Years from now, those close to the Keystone Science School might look back on spring 2019 as a pinnacle moment for the school, a real turning point or a serious game-changer. The major development comes with the school moving into a new 5,900-square-foot building with new classroom and administrative space following a successful fundraising campaign that netted nearly $4 million.
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