This project will benefit from the experience and leadership of Four Corners School of Outdoor Education that includes:
- Four Corners School is a twenty-seven-year-old non-profit with a long history of place-based programs that includes the Canyon Country Youth Corps, Southwest Ed-Ventures, and the Bioregional Outdoor Education Project. The new Discovery Institute for Conservation Education will be its fourth place-based outdoor education program.
- Four Corners School has a track record of successful growth, from 1998 revenues of $428,000 to 2011 revenues of $ 1,354,921.
- FCS’ work was honored 19 times locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in---1992 by the National Wildlife Federation for work on grazing reform; 1993 by the Utah Wildlife Society for Peregrine Falcon research; 1995 by the U.S. Forest Service for significant archaeological excavations on the Colorado Plateau; 1994 and 1999 by the Utah Society for Environmental Education as the Environmental Education Program of the Year, 1999 by the Coleman Company as the Outdoor Education and Recreation Program of the Year, 2001 with the Governor of Utah’s Medal for Science and Technology (in science education), 2001 by the North American Association for Environmental Education for Outstanding Service to Environmental Education at the Regional Level; 2001 with National Public Radio’s E-Chievement Award, 2002 with the Olympics Committee Spirit of the Land Environmental Education Award; 2003 with the Prescott College Desert Star Award; 2003 with the Utah Society for Environmental Education as the Environmental Educator of the Year award, 2004 with the Governor of Utah’s Watershed Improvement Award; 2004 with the BLM’s State of Utah Public Lands Volunteer of the Year award; 2005 with the Utah Society for Environmental Education’s Program and Educator of the Year awards; with the 2006 Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Award; 2008 by as one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s 50 Great Tours of a Lifetime for our Southwest Safari Camps; and 2009 with the Public Lands Service and project of the Year awards from The Corps Network for our Dolores River Restoration Project.