Keystone Science School offering scholarships to local students |

Keystone Science School offering scholarships to local students

KEYSTONE – Keystone Science School’s Discovery Camp is holding an essay contest this week for local students between 9 and 13 who are full-time Summit County residents.

Keystone Science School is asking Summit County students to write a one-page essay titled, “Why I Think Nature is Important in Summit County.”

Two winning essayists will receive full scholarships to one of two sessions and have their work published in the Summit Daily News.

In addition to the full scholarships, five half-scholarships will be awarded.

Sessions that the winning essayists may choose from are: June 22 through July 2 or July 30 through Aug. 9.

All essays must be turned in to the student’s school office with a completed Discovery Camp registration form. Essays will be collected Tuesday, May 27, at the end of the school day.

For more information, call Josh Boisvert at (970) 468-2098.

Keystone Center to offer summer institute

KEYSTONE – The Keystone Center (TKC) will offer its inaugural Keystone Summer Institute on Science, Public Policy and Consensus-

Building from July 21-23.

The institute will present eight summer workshops designed to expand the knowledge and skills of people interested in public policy negotiation, mediation and facilitation. Eight workshops featuring national experts are scheduled, and fees and costs have been kept to a minimum to encourage participation by the public.

The Institute will be led by The Keystone Center staff, including Peter S. Adler, Ph.D., director of science and public policy; Thomas P. Grumbly, president and chief executive officer of The Keystone Center; and Mary Davis Hamlin, senior facilitator. Other national experts leading sessions will be Howard Bellman, former secretary of labor from Wisconsin; Dr. Penelope Canan, professor of sociology at the University of Denver; Dr. Juliana Birkhoff of Resolve Inc.; and Dr. Kem Lowry, chairman of the University of Hawaii’s department of urban and regional planning.

Fees to attend the summer institute range from $35 to $150. For $750, an individual may attend all sessions and receive a box lunch each day.

The Keystone Center is a nonprofit public policy and educational organization founded in 1975. TKC’s mission is to foster critical thinking and problem-solving through education, analysis and dialogue with all segments of civil society.

To register for The Keystone Summer Institute, or for more information on TKC, write to The Keystone Center, 1628 Sts. John Road, Keystone, CO 80435, call (970) 513-5801 or visit the Web site

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