WELLSPRING PROJECT A field studying, rafting, artmaking adventure 8:00am-5:00am, Fruita, CO
June 27th, 2022 to July 1st, 2022 The Wellspring
more...0 Project is a 5-day summer program for middle school students that will address the complexities of the Colorado River and provide participants with the opportunity to respond artistically to that experience. Through field experiences, an overnight river trip, and interactions with stakeholders interested in how the Colorado River is allocated and protected, students will engage in a myriad of opportunities and learn more about this valuable resource. By engaging youth in this project, we hope to build a foundation of heightened awareness and create a wellspring of ideas and conversations that will carry on the important work that will be needed to care for and preserve one of our very foundations of life. Overview: What: A 5-day field studying, rafting, camping, art-making summer adventure When: June 27-July 1, 2022 Who: Middle School students Where: The Colorado River and field locations across the Grand Valley Cost: FREE Agenda: June 27: Field tours with stakeholders June 28: Field tours and art June 29 & 30: Overnight river trip on the Ruby Horsethief section of the Colorado River with Colorado Canyons Association - tents, sleeping bags, dry bags, and a packing list is provided July 1: Art Day and Celebration Applications for the Wellspring Project will be accepted until May 10th. To Apply: Email Cara Kukuraitis at Ckukuraitis@riversedgewest.org by May 10th. Please include the following information in your email: -Student Name -Parent Guardian Name -School that applicant attends -Phone -Email -Please answer the following question with a paragraph (at least 35 sentences): Why do you want to attend the Wellspring Project? Deadline to apply: May 10th. Applicants will be selected notified by May 27th. ----- The Wellspring Project is coordinated by RiversEdge West, in partnership with the City of Fruita Arts and Culture Board, City of Fruita Parks & Recreation, Banjo Cat LLC., Colorado Canyons Association, and local volunteers. Funding is provided by RiversEdge West, the Western Colorado Community Foundation, Alpine Bank, Xcel Energy, Horizon Sunrise Rotary Club, and Fruita Rotary Club.