In Colorado, Teaching to a Changing Climate

Amidst towering Colorado mountain peaks, five high school students tour an aspen grove that lines the valley floor of a long box canyon. In the valley’s heart is nestled little Telluride, a former mining town that is now home to 2,000 people and one of the world’s best ski resorts.

Their tour guide for the day is Roy Mask, who works with the United States Forest Service to protect forest health. Tagging along the field trip are a handful of elected officials and community leaders, invited to, in effect, learn alongside the students.


John Fowler