JUNE 21st, 2016: Webinar - Understanding Water Availability Across Landscapes in a Time of Increasing Drought with speaker Jason Dunham, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. The permanence of stream flow in stream networks is a critical driver of water quality, in-stream and riparian ecological processes, and downstream water availability. Scientists currently know remarkably little, however, about how water is distributed across landscapes and how water availability changes in space and time in relation to land cover, geologic, and climatic drivers. This webinar will highlight the framework and early results from a new initiative to address this fundamental information gap. This webinar begins at 3:00PM EDT. Registration is required for this webinar. Please Register at nccwsc.usgs.gov.
JUNE 29th, 2016: EPA Webinar - Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Source and Treated Drinking Water from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT. Susan T. Glassmeyer, a research chemist (USEPA ORD/NERL), will give a presentation regarding the occurrences of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in source and treated drinking water and the implications for aquatic life and human health. EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources research program provides the science and innovative technologies that the Agency and the nation need to maintain drinking water resources and systems, as well as to protect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. It uses an integrated, systems approach to support the availability of the clean, adequate, and equitable water supplies necessary for human well-being and resilient aquatic ecosystems. To register go to attendee.gotowebinar.com.
JULY 19th -20th, 2016: Project WET Facilitator Workshop at the Third Street Center, Carbondale, CO. Offer water education workshops for teachers in your community. Would you like the tools to offer Project WET educator workshops for water educators in your community? The Project WET curriculum is the most widely used K-12 water education tools in the country. This two day workshop will give you the tools and training to host and facilitate your own Project WET workshops in your home communities for local teachers, environmental educators, watershed educators, water festival volunteers, youth organizations, and more. Register by July 12! Find more details and register at www.yourwatercolorado.org/WET.
Stormwater Workshop Series with The Water Educator Network partnering with Earth Force and Denver Public Works. This full-day professional development workshop combines training in Earth Force’s award-winning, six-step Community Action and Problem Solving Process, with water quality monitoring protocols. The day will also include a storm drain hunt, hands-on use of enviroscape model, individual unit lesson-planning time, in-stream data collection, and visits from expert engineers and scientists. Each participant will go home with a Colorado-specific activity guide and access to ongoing assistance and resources to use with middle and high school students and adult community audiences. Click on each location below for more information and registration.
July 26th -29th 2016: River Watch Training 2016, CSU Mountain Park Campus (formerly Pingree Park), Colorado. River Watch trainings provide an opportunity for your organization to become volunteer water quality monitors in Colorado. Our training registration is based on a first come, first served basis. The cost of the training will cover food and lodging at CSU Mountain Campus (Pingree Park). Lodging is dorm style with shared facilities, meals are cafeteria style. Detailed information on the training will be provided with your training confirmation packet. Registration for training is being received at the Colorado Watershed Assembly River Watch Training page. If you have any questions, please contact Michaela Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org or(303) 291-7322.
AUGUST 23rd & 24th, 2016: Pollinator Short Courses hosted by Natural Resources Conservation Service, Xerces Society, and Partners. Over 30% of our food relies on insect pollination! Honey bees support approximately $15 billion in crop production, while wild native bees supply an estimate $3 billion in pollination! These invertebrates are amazingly important! Space is limited, so hurry and sign up now!
- AUGUST 23rd, 2016 Pueblo Pollinator Short Course, Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy District, 31717 E United Ave, Pueblo, CO 81001.
- AUGUST 24th, 2016, Lamar Pollinator Short Course, Lamar County Fairgrounds (Home Economics Building), 2206 Saddle Club Drive, Lamar, CO 81052