Timeline

Timeline

Spring 2009

Spring 2009

Friends and family learning first-hand about the RAFTy handshake while prepping the Blake Street warehouse.

August 15, 2009

August 15, 2009

RAFT Colorado celebrates its Grand Opening with the Colorado Commissioner of Education, the Governor’s office, RAFT Founder Mary Simon, and dozens of excited teachers.

2010

2010

RAFT partners with the Denver Art Museum to bring teachers content-rich, interactive workshops.

October 2011

October 2011

Governor Hickenlooper and State Senator Mike Johnston battle it out with catapults built from spoons and staple removers at RAFT’s first annual Upcycle Fundraiser.

July 2012

July 2012

The annual RAFT Symposium: Exploring Applications of Hands-On Learning is born, nearly selling out in the first year. Board member Barry Kluger Bell was on the faculty.

2013

2013

RAFT takes a lead role in launching the public extension of MFF’s Share Fair, an event called Stemosphere: Explore, Invent, Experiment.

2013

2013

RAFT and Adams 12 partner to offer memberships to all K-5 teachers in the district, plus our first series of customized professional development workshops focused on NGSS.

July 2013

July 2013

RAFT hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with the Denver opening of the David and Frances Hawkins Exhibit at RAFT, followed by a workshop series offered in conjunction with the Boulder Journey School and CU Denver.

February 2014

February 2014

RAFT celebrates repurposing over 100,000 cubic feet of donated materials.

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

Teachers cut the rafty green ribbon during the Grand Re-Opening celebrating RAFT’s move to its larger facility. Carrie Morgridge and Lt. Governor Joe Garcia were there to speak and celebrate.

July 2015

July 2015

Symposium was held in the new raftlab space a week later … automata created from repurposed materials were featured in one of the most popular (and rafty) STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math) workshops.

October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015

Our must successful Upcycle event yet, honoring Walter and Christie Isenberg, Lauren Lehmann, Kellie Lauth, and Prologis volunteers.