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May 2018 Newsletter

The 2018 Outdoor Lab Legacy Society will be inducted next week!

The Because Of You Breakfast is next Wednesday, May 16th! We can't wait to celebrate true champions of Outdoor Lab and induct them as the first class of the Outdoor Lab Legacy Society. 

If you would like to join us for breakfast, learn more about the Outdoor Lab Legacy Society or see a list of the 2018 inductees, please click here. 

Last month's poll results AND your next planning step! 

The moovin' and groovin' poll was a smash! You all decided that we should have 90's music. We will be announcing the headlining band next month and we have a feeling you will be very excited...

Now it's time to dive into some of the nitty gritty... auction games! Tell us the "must play" games that have to appear at After Dark this year. Ready, set, poll. Click here!

May is a busy month with so much to celebrate!

A huge shout out to the AMAZING interns we have had this past semester. The impact they leave is truly indescribable. Be sure to check out our Facebook page. It has all the intern features from this past semester. You can learn about their passions, future plans and the most rewarding experience they have had with Outdoor Lab. 

Intern celebrations will be held at the sites in the next couple weeks. Congratulations to you all!


























West Jefferson Middle School students are charged with creating the perfect bag for Outdoor Lab!

Last week Outdoor Lab staff had the chance to see some awesome presentations from sixth grade students at West Jefferson Middle School located in Conifer. 

This year for their problem based learning assignment students were charged to create three ideations of a bag that could universally work for all students to bring with them to Outdoor Lab. Through trial and error of volume, size and shape students used math and science to pick their best ideation to create a prototype and pitch to the Outdoor Lab staff. These students created the perfect bag to bring to Outdoor Lab and were a great example of continuing stewardship of themselves, others and the environment in their community. 

Joyful Soul Counseling talks to you about #NationalMentalHealthMonth!

Check out this message from Jessica at Joyful Soul Counseling. 

"May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Joyful Soul counseling, PLLC is passionate about mental health and walking with you in your journey to increase positive mental health.  Mental health can mean something different to each person.   Mental health can be a diagnosis, physical, mental, emotional or a spiritual piece. Exploring transformation in our lives takes intention; to create change, move through change, adapt to change or live with a new set of habits includes connecting our minds, bodies and spirits.  Being intentional about positive mental health is not an easy task and yet if we commit to making one small change you can prove to yourself that you are capable of intentional positive mental health.  Change is the most consistent movement in life and takes courage to enter into. 

 Mental health has such a stigma right now in society. 1 in 5 Americans are affected by mental health conditions and Joyful Soul Counseling wants to end those stigmas and open up conversations that matter. Talking about mental health decreases the shame when life experiences cause mental health disturbances, trauma, or fear.  Increasing your commitment to making you a priority in a balanced manner is possible.   

 Call today to inquire about how to begin making small changes. 720-515-6385."


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Award-winning photographer at Outdoor Lab!

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Dennis Schroeder visited Outdoor Lab this past March. It was a truly amazing day and we couldn't have been more honored to have him capture the true beauty of Outdoor Lab. Here are a few sneak peeks!