Children http://aspenpublicradio.org en The Power of Play http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/power-play <p><strong>The Power of Play</strong></p><p>We know that sports and exercise are essential for still-developing bodies and minds, building not only muscle power and better coordination, but confidence, focus, creativity and teamwork. But we also know that youth aren’t getting the physical activity they need — school gym classes and recess have been cut in the US, technology is pulling people inside, and poverty and terror are curtailing active living around the world. What impact will all that have on the leadership capacity of the next generation? What will it mean for productivity, the capacity to learn, and global health?</p><p>Angela Diaz, Asa Firestone, Caitlin Morris, Tom Farrey, Chris Klug</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20699 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Power of Play Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) has been an advocate for environmental education for over 45 years. Arin Trook is the Education Director, and is in charge of the in-school ACES programs in schools between between Aspen and Rifle. Trook explains the importance of environmental education and his &nbsp;goals for future expansion. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19196 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-1 <p></p><p>Chris Lane, the CEO of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), shares the history, mission, sites, and summer programs of the non-profit organization. ACES manages 500 acres of land - some of which is located at Hallam Lake in Aspen, Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, Spring Creek up the Frying Pan, and the Catto Center at Toklat, located at the ghostown of&nbsp;Ashcroft. There are multiple kids camps, adult workshops, and tours going on everyday, making summer at ACES anything but boring.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about ACES and ACES summer programs on visit their website:<a href="http://www.aspennature.org/"> www.aspennature.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19195 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 1 Childcare Costs Comparable to College Tuition in Roaring Fork Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/childcare-costs-comparable-college-tuition-roaring-fork-valley <p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:32:06 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12881 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Childcare Costs Comparable to College Tuition in Roaring Fork Valley Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-2 <p></p><p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services is a non-profit who provides services and support to over 450 individuals with developmental disabilities in Eagle, Lake, Garfield and Pitkin county. The most common issue Mountain Valley works with is children prone to developmental disabilities. Executive Director Bruce Christensen and Human Resources director Dana Peterson, discuss Mountain Valley's children and family programs. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:28:22 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10112 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2