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Youth Education

Providing the stepping stones for West Virginia's future.

What we're doing

The Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative offers invaluable learning experiences to elementary, middle, and high school youth through programs linking outdoor education, recreation, positive youth development, and science. Sparking both a love of learning and being outside, the Smith OEDC provides steppingstones for the next generation of innovators, educators, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Science Adventure School

This adventure-based, outdoor science school is dedicated to empowering and educating West Virginia’s youth through outdoor adventure and hands-on STEM and environmental learning.

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Science Behind the Sport

As hands-and-feet-on STEM education for K-12 youth, Science Behind the Sport develops curriculum for Science Adventure School and is a component of the Youth Cycling Coalition pilot program.

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Youth Cycling Coalition

The YCC's mission is to give access and experiences to all kids, ultimately integrating cycling into the fabric of local communities and fostering a love of biking that lasts from youth into adulthood.

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Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative

Greg Corio

Assistant Vice President

As the Assistant Vice President of the Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative, Greg Corio's focus lies on improving the state of West Virginia and making a difference in people’s lives through the power of the great outdoors. Greg leads the work that the Smith OEDC carries out pertaining to special initiatives that promote STEM education as well as outdoor economic and recreational development.

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