Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Colorado Cyberschool Hike Day

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Come join the students and families of Colorado’s online public schools for our inaugural Cyberschool Hike Day on September 10.  This event will help celebrate recreational safety awareness in Colorado, raise much needed funds for local search and rescue and pay tribute to a special child.
On October 2, 1999 Jaryd Atadero went missing in the Colorado wilderness while on a hike at the age of three. Despite a massive search and rescue effort, Jaryd was never found.  As an important reminder of the need for recreational safety, the State of Colorado and Governor Hickenlooper have proclaimed September 4-10, 2011 as Recreational Safety Awareness Week in Jaryd’s memory.  Cyberschool Hike Day will be a great way to honor Jaryd and celebrate this weeklong event.
What: Cyberschool Hike Day
When: September, 10, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. (meet at the trailhead- end time depends on the pace of the hike- most hikes will take 1-3 hours)
Where: Four different locations around the state (click on the link for info/directions)
               Fountain Valley Trail: Roxborough State Park, Littleton (no dogs)
               Lost Lake Trail: Grand Mesa National Forest, Grand Junction
               North Cheyenne Canon Park: Colorado Springs
               Devil’s Backbone (Raven’s Roost and North Loop): Loveland
There is no cost to the hike.  As a fundraiser project, we will be promoting the Colorado Outdoor Search and Rescue Cards and taking a general collection on the day of the hikes.  The COSAR cards and general collection will provide funds for search and rescue teams throughout the state.  A $500 matching fund has been established by the staff and faculty of Insight School of Colorado.  Jaryd’s father, Allyn Atadero, is a part-time teacher with Insight and will lead the hike at Fountain Valley Trail on September 10. 

You can read more about the The Jaryd Atadero Story here.