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Young Scientists Explore the Sky

Steamboat Today
by Mike McCollum

— North Routt Community Charter School students went on an adventure Friday afternoon with Storm Peak Laboratory scientists and Yampatika environmental educators.

The destination was Rabbit Ears Pass, the goal was to perform atmospheric research and the mission was to instill a better understanding of man's impact on the environment.

"Some of the kids, especially those with noted behavioral problems, when they get out here they are so attentive," said Gannet Hallar, director of the Storm Peak Laboratory.

The third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students began the day at the Yampatika center in Steamboat Springs taking initial temperature, air pressure, wind speed, relative humidity and particle readings... read full article