A full-length story is coming in tomorrow's paper, but I attended the opening ceremony of Outer Range, the school district's new outdoor learning center last night. Dozens of community members braved the cold drizzle to explore the new campus, sip hot chocolate and roast s'mores. 

There are a variety of programs for all ages planned in the upcoming months and a forest preschool is slated to open next fall. Long-term plans for the site involve a full preK-12 outdoor school, but the site will still be accessible to all Montrose students.

This project is really cool and something that would have interested me when I was a kid. What do you think about the project? If you have kids, do you want to get them involved here? Let me know what you think!