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January 2020 Newsletter (text only)

2019 Highlights

It's because of YOU that we had an amazing, historic and adventurous 2019. We feel incredibly grateful for our community.

Here are some of our favorite 2019 highlights:

-Our new staff members, Emily Kelly and Mary Runkel

-The Spirit Wear re-design for 6th grade apparel

-The general feeling of inspiration left by After Dark 2019: Dare to Explore

-Our signature "Down the Mountain" IPA by Colorado Plus Brewing


Of course, none of these accomplishments would have been possible without YOU, our supporters and donors. We can't wait to see what 2020 has in store!


Powder7's 7% Day Raised Historic Amount for Outdoor Lab Foundation

Powder7 is a passionate community supporter. They believe that skiing should be an accessible sport to all… and they practice what they preach.

Located in Golden, Colorado, Powder7 is a locally owned ski shop with the slogan #skiingforall. To them, experience level and budget shouldn’t be considered a barrier to entering the skiing world.

They offer a vast selection of gear for users of all levels; they have high-end gear for those who desire it and they also have the largest selection of used/demo skis in the NATION! They have sizes to outfit the whole family.

Powder7 supports Outdoor Lab Foundation as environmental advocates and feel strongly about outdoor education. They choose Outdoor Lab because they believe it’s a unique place for kids to get first-hand experience with nature, something they think that everyone should experience (especially in the wintertime!).

Because they’re local, they can offer outstanding, individual service to anyone who walks through their doors. Go see for yourself! Their shop is modern and cozy with a “large number of ski nerds” to answer any questions. No experience with skiing? No problem. All are welcome.

We are grateful for their community sponsorship.


OPEN: $2,000 High School Leader Scholarships

Outdoor Lab Foundation offers two $2,000 scholarships for current high school seniors that have served at least one full week at either Outdoor Lab site. 

Applications are due February 20 by 11:59 p.m. 


Greenhouses Up & Running

Mandi Leigh, Windy Peak Program Specialist, is keeping a blog of her findings and progress with the greenhouse at Windy Peak Outdoor Lab. It's a lot of fun to watch! To follow her or connect with her, click the link below.


2020 Outdoor Lab Commences

Oberon Middle School is the first official class of the DECADE! 2020 is off to a great start. Stay up to date on happenings at both schools via social media or our website.


Intern Training Was Last Week

This semester, 21 interns have started their Outdoor Lab journeys. If you're not familiar with the training portion for interns, a lot of it is centered on team building. 


Outdoor Lab Alumni: We Want YOU!

Are you an Outdoor Lab alumna/alumnus? We'd love to talk to you about your Outdoor Lab experience!