By Alexander Gamboa, Sierra School Development
On Friday, October 27, 2017, The Sierra School of Todos Santos (BCS) was honored to host a group of esteemed representatives from Colorado State University (CSU), including:
· Tony Frank (Chancellor of the CSU System and President of CSU Fort Collins)
· Amy Parsons (Executive Vice Chancellor of the CSU System)
· Timothy Mottet (CSU Pueblo President)
· Becky Takeda-Tinker (CSU Global President)
· Marcela de la Mar (Denver Mexican Cultural Center, and previously of the Mexican Consulate in Denver)
· Kim Kita (CSU Operations, Director of Special Projects and Partnerships)
· Aines Castro Prieto, PhD. (Director, CSU Todos Santos Center)
This auspicious visit from CSU representatives celebrated a Memorandum of Understanding between The Sierra School and CSU, outlining the commitment of both institutions to continue to collaborate, strengthen, and expand existing educational exchanges. During the 2016-17 school year, The Sierra School enjoyed an array of mutually beneficial exchanges with CSU, including a Bioblitz field biology investigation, Physics Day science fair, Health and Well-being workshops, and a visit to see CSU Biology student presentations on area flora and fauna. On the 27th October visit, we enthusiastically shared with our collaborators positive experiences working with CSU staff and students. Sierra School student representatives also proudly read pieces of writing from these exchanges; and we opened up dialogue for further collaboration. We also viewed photos from the CSU programs from last year and our recent camping trip. After that, our students took CSU representatives on a tour of our campus. We concluded a fantastic visit with group photos outside of the school. It was a wonderfully productive celebration of sharing that we hope will nurture further opportunities for our students to grow as leaders in sustainability alongside an institution of higher learning committed to global citizenship, science and service. The Sierra School enthusiastically thanks Colorado State University for this remarkable shared step forward together!
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.