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Southern Discovery Class Colorado Beaver Creek Camp, South Fork, CO Sept. 11-13, 2018

September 11-13, 2018

Southern Discovery Class at Beaver Creek Camp

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Northern Discovery Class Colorado Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO Sept. 18-20, 2018

September 18-20, 2018

Northern Discovery Class at Snow Mountain Ranch Granby, Colorado

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November 19-24, 2018

Moab, Utah: Arches and Red Rock Canyons

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January 21-26, 2019

“Winter Orientation”

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February 20-March 2, 2019

“Desert Orientation” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona and Rocky Point Mexico

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April 22-27, 2019

Canyon "O" Goblin Valley

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May 20-25, 2019

“Mt. Rushmore Area and Beyond"

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Southern Colorado "Discovery"

September 11th - 13th

"Discovery" is our introductory GOAL Venture offering. Join us as we travel to the beautiful Four Points CO. Activities may include, but are not limited to icebreakers, team-building, challenge course, hiking, various other activities, and meal preparation. In order to properly accommodate all students seeking to go, please only sign up for the trip closest to your GOAL site. Upon completion of all requirements, participants shall receive 0.5 electives credit.

Additional details
Accommodations:
Cabins with full bathrooms
Weather Range: High 80, Low 40. Chance of rain and thunderstorms
Cost: 2 hours of community service
Special gear needed: Hiking shoes

For any questions: Email Alex Bajorek aj.bajorek@goalac.org or Karlotta Artzt ks.artzt@goalac.org

****ALL GOAL VENTURES ARE TOBACCO AND VAPOR FREE PROGRAM. ****

Northern Colorado "Discovery"

September 18-20 2018

"Discovery" is our introductory GOAL Venture offering. Join us as we travel to the beautiful Granby CO. Activities may include, but are not limited to icebreakers, team-building, challenge course, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, archery, roller skating, and meal preparation. In order to properly accommodate all students seeking to go, please only sign up for the trip closest to your GOAL site. Upon completion of all requirements, participants shall receive 0.5 electives credit.

Additional details
Accommodations:
Cabins with full bathrooms
Weather Range: High 80, Low 40. Chance of rain and thunderstorms
Cost: 2 hours of community service
Special gear needed: Hiking shoes

For any questions: Email Alex Bajorek aj.bajorek@goalac.org or Karlotta Artzt ks.artzt@goalac.org

****ALL GOAL VENTURES ARE TOBACCO AND VAPOR FREE PROGRAM. ****

Moab Utah Thanksgiving Class

November 19-24, 2018

Join GOAL Ventures as we travel to Moab Utah! The Moab Class is centered around creative writing, a research project and primary source use through native history. The capstone of the class is a week long trip.

On the trip we will visit the awe inspiring Arches National Park, explore the town of Moab itself, hike in the beautiful Colorado River valley, learn about the new sustainability programs Moab is spearheading and have Thanksgiving dinner at the Red Cliffs Lodge. Activities include hiking, creative writing, research project, and exploring native history.

The trip will have indoor accommodations. Full showers, bathrooms and beds are provided.

Moab weather in November can be sunny and 80, or bellow freezing and light snow. Prepare for all weather types!

This is a very physically active trip! We will be out hiking most days.

Upon acceptance students will be enrolled into the Moab - GOAL Ventures, schoology class. This class will house all pre trip and post trip assignments. Grades will be earned in line with GOAL's grading policy. The class is worth .5 English credit.

For any questions: Email Alex Bajorek (aj.bajorek@goalac.org) or Karlotta Artzt (ks.artzt@goalac.org)

****ALL GOAL VENTURES ARE TOBACCO AND VAPOR FREE PROGRAM. ****

RAPTOR RESOLUTION Run/Walk

DECEMBER 30TH

This year's Raptor Resolution Run/Walk is December 30th at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo.


This is a great way to jump start your new year, join us and many others on the 7th annual Raptor Resolution Run. The run is 5 miles and the walk is 2.5 miles. It starts at 10am and ends with lunch being provided for the participants. The cost of this event for GOAL STUDENTS AND STAFF IS $15 dollars IF YOU SIGN UP BY DECEMBER 22nd. $45 if after 11am on December 23rd-December 30th. Checks payable to the Nature & Raptor Center. Packet Pick-up: Bib numbers and packets may be picked up Friday December 29th from 9am to 4pm at the Nature Center Office. Perks: All entrants will receive an R3 race T-shirt and resolution cards plus warm refreshments. After the race, join us for a free lunch courtesy of GOAL Ventures. ($5 without bib)


For those students and staff who are coming from out of town, let us know and we will arrange a place for you to stay. So, join the Goal Venture Team and your new and old friends ending the old year on a positive note, and starting the new year with the "GOAL" of making 2018 the healthiest year of your life.


All entrants will receive a race shirt, warm refreshments before the race, lunch after the race, and will be eligible for door prize drawings. Registration link below. Phone 719-549-2414 or visit center at www.natureandraptor.org for more information.


Race starts at the Nature Center Yurt 5200 Nature Center Road Pueblo, CO 81003Where: The Raptor Resolution Run (R3 for short) starts and finishes at the Nature Center Yurt (round looking structure) at the Pueblo Nature & Raptor Center. Take Pueblo Blvd south from Hwy 50 and turn west (toward the mountains) at 11th street and go down the hill to the parking lot.


Course: The race starts and finishes on the trail near the Yurt. Water Stops: There will be a water station at the halfway mark of the run and at the end of the race.


Runners: Awards to the top two in each age group as follows: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & up. A raptor release will go to overall male and female winners (not eligible for age group awards & some restrictions apply.) the top person in each age group will receive a $100 NRCP gift certificate.


Registration: For GOAL participants need to fill out the enclosed Form. More Information: For race information call the Nature & Raptor Center at 719-549-2414 or www.natureandraptor.org

WINTER ORIENTATION 2018

WINTER "O"

This year's trip will take place in the Leadville and Tennessee Pass area. The dates are January 22-27th, 2018. In order to attend, you must be current with your work and be ready to fully participate in all the activities. This is a letter grade class, Social Science credit, there will be pre-assignments required as well as during and post trip assignments.


Our base for this trip will be the Leadville Hostel, located in the highest incorporated town in the USA. Our days will start early and end late. This is a trip for those who want to be physically active in the Colorado Winter environment. While on this venture we will spend time exploring the historical sites, snowshoeing, "snowriding" (skiing or snowboarding) and participating in other exciting opportunities.


As with all our trips, you will be expected to actively participate in all of the learning activities, including journal writing, completing the daily educational challenges, helping with the meals preparations, cleanup and other duties that are required for the successful and enjoyable trip.

We will be staying at Leadville Hostel.

http://www.leadvillehostel.com


500 East 7th St. Leadville CO 80461 719-486-9334
This schedule may change because of weather or other factors unknown at this time, so you need to be flexible with any changes.
There are only 35 total spaces so if more people sign up than slots, there will be a lottery to determine which students are going.

The tentative schedule is the following:


January 12th: You will be notified of your status on the trip
January 22nd: Load vehicles early morning and travel to Leadville
January 23rd: Explore the historical sites of the surrounding area.
January 24th: "Snowriding" (Snowboarding or skiing) at Ski Cooper
January 25th: Snowshoeing at Colorado Mountain College
January 26th: "Snowriding" at Ski Cooper
January 27th: Leave for home

Please note you must be current in your work to qualify and there is a $100 fee or 10 hours of Non-Profit community service (To be completed and submitted by January 19th) and this is a TOBACCO FREE (no smoking of vapor, cigarette or chewing)

More information for this trip will be available shorlty

Desert Orientation 2018 Organ Pipe National Monument March 15th -24th

Come Experience the true desert. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - Hiking Trails, 640 plant species, 100’s of migrating birds, endangered desert animals, Saguaro and the only area in the United States where the large Organ Pipe Cactus grow. This will be the place to call home for this venture. During our time together, we will stay at the Boy Scout Campground in Tucson, AZ, visit the Sonoran Desert Museum, and other sites of the area. After we are orientated to the desert life we will pull up camp and travel further south to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which is located right on the border of Mexico and the United States!

We will be camping in the Group Campsite. This will be our fourth year to visit the park and the National Parks Service and the Border Patrol are excited to have us return to help with projects. Our days will be filled with service projects, exploring the area, and learning and playing while we develop a deep appreciation of Sonoran Country.

Located just over an hour’s drive from the U.S. border, Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) is a Mexican fishing town which we intend to visit for a day the Center of Desert and Ocean Studies. While there we will explore some intertidal pools, the town, and have a chance to shop a little along the shore of the Sea of Cortez. (Please note you will need a passport to be able to attend this part of the trip).

If you do not have a passport there will be an opportunity to visit historical Ajo, where you will walk the “Plaza”, visit the Copper Mine Museum, go see the Border Patrol Headquarters and explore the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.

Please note you must be able to participate in all activities and be willing to finish all educational components of the trip. There are only 40 slots and to qualify for the trip, you need to be current with your school work, and submit the sign-up form by February 16th. You will be notified on February 20th if you have been accepted on the trip. For more information contact Karlotta Artzt at ks.artzt@goalac.org 719-320-4085.

  • March 15th - Leave early morning for Gallup, New Mexico. We will be staying in a hotel for the evening.
  • March 16th - Travel to Tucson, Arizona where we will be camping for the next two nights.
  • March 17th - Sonoran Desert Museum and other sites.
  • March 18th - Pack up camp - Travel to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and set up camp in the Group site for the 5 days. During the afternoon we will meet the National Park Service personnel and get ready for our stay.
  • March 19-20th Our days will be spent performing service projects, hiking, and engaging in experiential learning activities. The evenings will include presentations by the Park Service and include our “Bead” Ceremony.
  • March 21st - For those who have a passport it is our intention to travel into Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico to visit the Center of Desert and Studies, the Cet Mar aquarium, and the old town sea port. If you do not have a passport, there will be a trip to Ajo to visit the plaza, the Copper Mine and City Museum, the Border Patrol Headquarters and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.
  • March 22nd - Last full day at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • March 23rd - Pack up EARLY to travel to Gallup, New Mexico, closing ceremony
  • March 24th - Leave from the Hotel EARLY!!!! for our drive back home.

THIS IS A SCIENCE CREDIT LETTER GRADED CLASS WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO ATTENDED AND COMPLETE ALL PRE-TRIP ASSIGNMENTS, ATTEND THE TRIP AND COMPLETE ALL POST EDUCATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS TO RECEIVE YOUR GRADE. NEGLECTING TO GO ON THE TRIP WILL RESULT IN CLASS FAILURE.

If you do not have a passport there will be an opportunity to visit historical Ajo, where you will walk the “Plaza”, visit the Copper Mine Museum, go see the Border Patrol Headquarters and explore the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.

Passport forms can be obtained at your local Post Office. Below is the Government website for Passports.

Get A Passport Here

Please be aware this is a physically strenuous trip. To truly enjoy this venture one need to be in shape. If you would like a training program to help you get ready for the trip, contact Karlotta Artzt (ks.artzt@goalac.org).

To be able to take this class offering you must have been on a previous state-wide ventures.
The additional requirement is that you can walk/hike 3 miles within one hour.

Canyon Orientation - Goblin Valley Experience (Camping Trip)

April 29th - May 4th, 2018

Come Explore the Canyons of the Green River Utah Area. Your day will be filled exploring the wonders of the San Rafael Swell, Goblin Valley State Park and Rafting the Canyons of the Colorado River by Moab Utah.

Each day will be a new venture, bringing a different type of challenge and educational opportunities for you and your friends. Be prepared to spend the entire day out away from camp and the evenings reflecting upon what we discovered during the day. There is only 24 students slots open for this trip. To qualify you need to be current with your work and need to submit a 3-paragraph essay why you want to go. Please be aware that you will be required to participate in all the activities and the educational component of this trip. Students you will need to sign up by April 8th and will be notified on April 9th of your status on the trip. This is a Science letter grade class and pre-trip classes will begin the week of April 16th.

This is a physically demanding trip so besides the student being current please note the expectation of one being able to walk/hike 3 miles in an hour.

If you have any questions about this amazing offering for our students please let me know as soon as possible. I can be reached on Teams as well as my email ks.artzt@goalac.org

Please be aware that this is a 100% Tobacco and Vapor Free on this trip. Understand that if you choose to smoke, you may be sent home and will not be allowed to attend any other GOAL Ventures this year.

The Current Tentative Schedule Is:

April 29-Leave Early Sunday and travel to Moab Utah where we will camp for 2 nights

April 30-We will spend the day rafting the Colorado River

May 1-Break camp in Moab and then Visit John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. We will then head to Goblin Valley to set up camp and explore the area.

May 2- Hikes-Horseshoe Canyon or Crack and Chutes/Goblins Lair

May 3- Hikes-Little Wild Horse Canyon

May 4- Pack up and return home

Mt. Rushmore Area and Beyond

May 21st - 26th, 2018

The Southeastern face of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and T. Roosevelt. Led by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, work on the project began in 1927 and was finally completed in 1941. This will be just one of the amazing places we will visit during our stay in the Rapid City area.

Our Social Studiescoursework will focus on the historical importance of the Black Hills region. We will spend time learning and analyzing the various groups that had an interest in the area, from the farmers and homesteaders to the native Indian tribes as well as the miners searching for gold. We will also take a look at the importance of presidential history in Rapid City and Mount Rushmore itself.

The requirement for this venture is to be on track in your class and with 5 hours of Non-Profit Community Service.

Any questions please contact

Alex Bajorek aj.bajorek@goalac.org
Or
Karlotta Artzt ks.artzt@goalac.org

More information for this trip will be available shorlty