07-Dec-2009 -- On December 7th, 2009, a brave 5th and 6th grade class from the Logan School for Creative Learning set out to find a degree confluence as part of their class work for their year-long map unit. It was an absolutely snowy and freezing day, and in order to ensure a safe journey we weren't able to park on the highway directly next to the confluence. We had to park the buses on a smaller side road and trek through the snow for almost 1/2 mile in order to reach our goal. The kids persevered, and here is the narrative of our experience from a students perspective:
My Narrative by Abby
Together as a class we found this confluence point. This narrative is for the confluence point in Broomfield, Boulder. The place we went was 40 degrees North, 105 degrees West. The path we took was 270 West, I25 North to Route 7 West. The temperature was 10 degrees Fahrenheit. We used GPS's to find this confluence point, which was at least a half hour walk through the freezing weather. Next time we go there I will make sure it is summer or just a very warm day. This confluence point was out in the middle of a field next to the highway. I must say that this day was not the best day to look for this confluence point and make sure that you dress warm for this time of year and especially on a field trip!!
This trip was a good experience for me even though we did this in the middle of winter but I still had fun and hopefully my classmates did as well. It was very cold and some people in my class were freezing just as I was and we all did not enjoy being this cold. We ended up finding the confluence point so to celebrate we had cupcakes and sprite for a job well done!