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Week Of Special Interest 04/15/20
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By La Voz Staff

A virtual celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The Outdoor Lab Foundation, a Jefferson County-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, cordially invites the public to a first-ever virtual Earth Day event on Thursday, April 16 from 5-6 p.m. This event will bring the community together in a unique way, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, while raising awareness for the Outdoor Lab program and the importance of supporting community nonprofits, like the Outdoor Lab Foundation. Drew Lock, Denver Broncos Quarterback, will share a special message with the Jefferson County community.

With special celebrity guest Karl Mecklenburg, former football linebacker for the Denver Broncos, and guest speakers and experts from Colorado Open Lands and NREL, this event will celebrate Earth Day like we never have before. This includes information on the importance of conservation specifically in state of Colorado, tips and tricks on how you can practice and be mindful of conservation in your home, while allowing you to ask questions to our expert partners.

Outdoor Lab Foundation receives countless support from local restaurants, so it is the Foundation’s turn to give back. For this event, they are encouraging attendees to get food beforehand to create the “feel” of a virtual happy hour. The restaurants are listed below in event partners.

The keynote speaker of the event, Sarah Parmar, Director of Conservation with Colorado Open Lands, has spent over a decade at Colorado Open Lands and leads their private land conservation work. She will discuss the importance of getting kids and young adults involved in conservation at a young age and some of the best ways to do so.

GOCO will be sharing an at home version of their GenWild- getting kids outside.

“When we think about impacting and supporting our community as we navigate this new virtual world, Earth Day was the perfect reason for the Outdoor Lab Foundation to bring everyone together. With support of local heroes like the Denver Broncos and our amazing partners like Colorado Open Lands and NREL, I think this will be an event people will never forget”, says Paige Brophy, Executive Director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation.

Admission into this virtual event is free. For more information and to register, please visit

The Outdoor Lab Foundation exists to support the Outdoor Lab program in Jefferson County, a legacy that has impacted the Jefferson County community for over 60 years. Outdoor Lab Foundation advocates for the program by raising funds and awareness, ensuring every student, regardless of ability or disability, including ability to pay, can attend this life-changing program.





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