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Expeditionary learning schools team up with Mountain FilmFest in Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The expeditionary learning schools in Colorado’s Vail Valley will host a Mountain FilmFest on Oct. 3. The event is slated for 5:30 p.m. at the new Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.

Those who attend can watch adventure documentaries, previously shown in Telluride, to explore their relationships with adventure, the environment and personal challenge. Local celebrities Eric Alexander and Gretchen Reeves will be there to talk about how adventure has affected their lives. The FilmFest also features a food fare with local restaurants and an adventure-oriented vendor expo.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth 18 and under, or $45 for a family of four. To buy tickets, visit Red Canyon High School, Minturn Middle School or Meadow Mountain Elementary School. Tickets are also available by calling Holly Woods at 970-328-2755 or visiting http://www.eagleschools.net.

Red Canyon High School is located at 1125 Miller Ranch Road in Edwards, Minturn Middle School is located at 1951 S. Highway 24 in Minturn, and Meadow Mountain Elementary School is located at 700 Eagle Road in Eagle-Vail.

The schools use learning expeditions to create common themes across all core subjects. Learning Expeditions are guided by compelling questions about history, society, and environment while integrated into traditional courses. Relevant fieldwork helps students explore the meaning of academic content in contemporary culture.

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