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SpaceLab: Seeing is Believing Expedition [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 14

12:00pm MDT

How can art, inspiration, and community enrich students’ lives?
Limited Capacity seats available

Infuse the arts into your classroom to enhance your curriculum as well as student engagement and curiosity. Tour Anderson Ranch Arts Center, where artists of all levels come from around the world to explore new ideas, hone their art-making skills, and engage in meaningful dialogue. See some of their work in action and witness their lifelong commitment to develop personal creativity and to discover, learn, and grow. Adapt your observations of their work to your own curriculum to enhance student engagement and curiosity.


Katherine Bell

Anderson Ranch

Heather Chikoore

Manager, Research and Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Manager, Research and Impact

Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Cathedral Peak

12:00pm MDT

How does art generate innovative and open-minded students?
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiring minds wanted! Learn active looking strategies and methods of inquiry during this object-based gallery experience guided by an Aspen Art Museum educator. Experience the museum’s innovative approach of engaging audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society. Then take these techniques back to the classroom to help students build and sustain a state of alertness and wonder.


Michelle Dezember

Learning Director, Aspen Art Museum

Annie Henninger

Education Program Manager, Aspen Art Museum

Morgan Lee

Education Coordinator, Aspen Art Museum
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Samantha Olson

Vice President, Strategy, Colorado Education Initiative

CEI Staff
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Emily Love

Director - Research & Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Director - Research & Impact

Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
Cathedral Peak
Wednesday, June 15

12:00pm MDT

How can stories from the grave bring life to the classroom?
Limited Capacity full
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Bone up on the exciting lives of those who lay at rest in Red Butte Cemetery, the century-old graveyard in Aspen, Colorado, that is home to many former pillars of the community whose influence helped create this mountain town. See first-hand how the Aspen Historical Society preserves and presents Aspen's local history in inspiring and provocative ways. Collaborate with other educators to unearth innovative ways to use these stories as well as stories from your own community to bring local history to life in your classroom.


Sarah Forbes

Program Lead, Colorado Education Initiative
Manager, Research & Impact

Nina Gabianelli

V.P of Education and Programs, Aspen Historical Society
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Greg Hessee

Senior Director, Colorado Education Initiative

Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Cathedral Peak

12:00pm MDT

What do nature’s hidden wonders teach us about education?
Limited Capacity filling up

Take a hike and a lesson from nature. Learn how hands-on exploration in nature can enhance the traditional classroom experience as well as student and educator curiosity. Join Arin Trook, education director at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), and Carey Favaloro, ACES naturalist, on a 3.5-mile nature walk through beautiful and varied terrain in Snowmass, Colorado. Take in the local flora and fauna while learning innovative techniques for incorporating natural exploration into a traditional academic experience.

Note: Extensive hiking experience not necessary; sneakers or sturdy shoes encouraged.


Carey Favaloro

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)
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Arin Trook

Education Director, ACES
Arin took over as Education Director for ACES in the fall of 2013. He has been a professional educator for the past 20 years, including a stint as a Naturalist and Educator at ACES from 1996 - 2000. He holds a BA from Stanford, a Masters in Education from UC Berkeley, and a classroom... Read More →

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Yee-Ann Cho

Senior Vice President, The Colorado Education Initiative

Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Cathedral Peak