Help Four Corners School Make an Impact!

Our first summer of full operations at the Canyon Country Discovery Center is ending. Our visitor numbers are up almost 300% from last year. We successfully ran several new summer camps, river trips, and backpacking trips. Our youth corps continues to build recreation infrastructure, protect our public lands from overuse, and provide job training to youth. We have reach over 5,000 youth since January with outdoor education programs.


"As we prepare for fall and a new suite of programs, I am asking you to consider a donation to help support our efforts at outdoor education and youth engagement programs.

Our community has been spotlighted as the center of a national debate about national monuments – and the new monument, Bears Ears. The common thread for all involved is a deep appreciation of this special place in Southeastern Utah. This appreciation, however, takes shape in many different forms.

We strive to build upon the shared love of the area by providing as many free or reduced cost educational adventures into Bears Ears National Monument to our local youth. Our aim is give those closest in proximity to the Monument an opportunity to recreate within it, recognize its importance, and build lasting memories on the land. We believe that real, lasting connections gained through experiences on the land will generate continued understanding and appreciation for all the wonders of the Colorado Plateau."

- Chris Giangreco, Executive Director


Founded in 1984, our mission is to create lifelong learning experiences about the natural and cultural treasures of the Colorado Plateau for people of all ages and backgrounds through conservation, adventure, service, and education programs.

Your generous support helps us provide:

  • Teacher Continuing Education: Teachers of all grades levels can participate in interactive, science-based professional development at our Discovery Center campus and through outreach; and K-8th-grade teachers across the Colorado Plateau can join our PLATEAU Project, a professional development outreach program.
  • Student Learning: Kindergarten through college students can engage in interactive, inquiry-based, onsite and outreach, informal science-based Discovery Center campus programs, in addition to homeschool and family programs.
  • Young Adult Development: Young adults can participate in service-learning projects; and diverse youth ages 15-25 can join the Canyon Country Youth Corps, a workforce development program that completes conservation projects on public lands.
  • Lifelong Learning: Visitors of all ages can join campus activities, citizen science, research and certification programs, and astronomy programs; and our Southwest Discovery Ed-Ventures, educational adventure trips throughout the Colorado Plateau for adults, children, and families.

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