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Service Learning

Recreation & Adventure

Catalina Island Adventure Trip
​One essential element of the Kinard CARES curriculum is a service-learning adventure trip to Catalina Environmental Leadership Camp at Catalina Island CA. The purpose of this trip is to serve the Catalina Island community as well as develop environmental leadership skills. This experience will empower the students and give them an important student voice, allowing them to apply their stewardship skills directly to Kinard Middle School and the greater Fort Collins community. Unique recreational activities on the trip will provide great opportunities for students to enrich their perception of our natural world and help them to apply their learning in meaningful ways. 

Service-Learning Projects

  •     ecological restoration

  •     scientific data collection

  •     planting and transplanting

  •     composting

  •     gardening

  •     invasive plant removal

  •     beach clean-up

  •     trail building

  •     landscaping

​Curriculum-Based Recreation

  •     snorkeling (day & night ecosystems)

  •     kayaking

  •     hiking

  •     climbing wall

  •     ropes course

  •     zip-line

  •     campfires

CELP Recreational Activities
The purpose of the trip to Catalina Island Camps is to bridge the gap between classroom studies and real world application. While on the island, students will engage in many of the activities below to develop environmental leadership capacity and enhance their 21st century skill set. 

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