Education http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-2 <p>Aspen Journalism might be young, only into its 4th year, but the non-profit organization has already established itself in the valley's media family. What sets Aspen Journalism apart from the daily newspapers, news channels and public radio stations is the dedication of time and resources into the stories produced. Founder and Director, Brent Gardner-Smith explains why the organization puts such an emphasis on in-depth reporting and the key topics the organization focuses on. Board President, Tim McFlynn, also contributes.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit the Aspen Journalism website to learn more:</p><p><a href="http://www.aspenjournalism.org">www.AspenJournalism.org</a></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 16406 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-true-media-foundation-part-3 <p></p><p>Terra Martellaro is a former student of True Media Foundation's after-school program,&nbsp;<em>BeHeard!</em>. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on filmmaking. She shares her favorite memories and projects from the <em>BeHeard!</em> program, and how the skills taught in the program have helped her in the professional world of film media. Her journey of filmmaking has taken her from the Aspen Institute's late Environment Forum to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. True Media&nbsp;Foundation founder and director, Chris Tribble, also joins.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.truemediafoundation.org/">Learn more about the True Media Foundation and the&nbsp;<em>BeHeard!</em> program.&nbsp;</a></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 15417 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 3 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 CrossCurrents - School Calendars & Youth Initiative http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-school-calendars-youth-initiative <p>Roaring Fork School District (RE-1) is considering a change to the school calendar. Superintendent Dr. Diana Sirko discusses the process and &nbsp;the next steps along with John Bennett from Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:25:08 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 15448 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - School Calendars & Youth Initiative Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-true-media-foundation-part-2 <p></p><p>The True Media Foundation's mission is to teach teenagers how to make video media with positive social messaging. High school students from Basalt to Silt can sign-up for the Foundation's &nbsp;after-school program,&nbsp;<em>BeHeard!</em> where they learn how to work with cameras and audio equipment. Students also learn how to plan, write and organize their own documentary films, focused on topics of interest in the Roaring Fork Valley. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 15200 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 2