Aspen School District http://aspenpublicradio.org en Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/lessons-ducks-snow-environmental-education-expands <p></p><p>Environmental education is expanding in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies grew its teaching programs over the last two years to include schools like Basalt Elementary and Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary school. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, studies show schools with environmental programs score higher on standardized tests.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15623 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-3 <p>Jace Conflenti, an Aspen local and recent graduate of Aspen High School, spent time at the Aspen Youth Center while in middle and high school. He is now in his first year at the University of Colorado and works as a staff member during his summer and winter breaks from school. Conflenti shares stories of his time at AYC, both as a kid and now, as a staff member. &nbsp;Executive Director Keith Berglund&nbsp;also joins in this episode of <em>Non-Profit in the Spotlight</em>. To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their <a href="http://www.aspenyouthcenter.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13030 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3 How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/how-will-recreational-marijuana-impact-local-teenagers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older, some parents of young kids are concerned. Law enforcement and school officials say legalization has led many kids to see marijuana as benign. &nbsp;Some parents also fear with legal pot now for sale, it will be easier for their kids to get. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parent Jillian Livingston’s son is preparing to enter high school next year.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:52:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12931 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers? Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-2 <p>Located in the Aspen Recreation Center, the Aspen Youth Center has provided over 5,000 children a place to call their own. The non-profit has open doors to all children in grades 4 - 12 during after school hours and school vacations. Maureen Sharaf, President of the AYC Board of Directors, and Keith Berglund, Executive Director, discuss the center's challenges and the overall importance of the center for the Aspen community.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:32:08 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 12829 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-1 <p>The Aspen Youth Center is a big part of childhood in Aspen, almost every child in the Aspen School District, dating as far back as the 1980's, has had some encounter with the youth center. Longtime board-member and Aspen local, Sue Smedstad, shares the history of the youth center and the different forms the center has taken since it was first conceptualized in the 1960's. Aspen Youth Center Executive Director, Keith Berglund, also joins.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their <a href="http://www.aspenyouthcenter.org/">website</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:13:32 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 12522 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 1