Mountain Park Environmental Center (MPEC) Summer Camps provide children with days filled with Nature fun and life-long memories. They have several new camps planned for this summer. Transportation from Pueblo is included in MPEC camps, and they have a scholarship program that can help those who need financial assistance. Camp descriptions, prices, and other details can be found BY CLICKING HERE, including applying for a scholarship and registering. Please do not wait to register, as many camps fill up!
MARCH 20th - 24th, 2017: Forest Spring Break Camp (2nd, 3rd, 4th Graders)
JUNE 12th - 16th, 2017: Cubs Camp (Entering K-1st Grade)
JUNE 19th - 23rd, 2017: Nature Explorers (Entering 2nd-3rd Grade)
JUNE 20th - 22nd, 2017: Mission Wolf (Entering 6th-8th Grade)
June 26th - 30th, 2017: Intrepid Adventurers (Entering 4th-5th Grade)
JUNE 27th - 29th, 2017: NEW Water and Rock Camp (Entering 6th-8th Grade)
MARCH 20th - 22nd, 2017: 37th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days at Lory Student Center, Colorado State University. Hydrology Days is a unique celebration of multi-disciplinary hydrologic science and its closely related disciplines. The Hydrology Days vision is to provide an annual forum for outstanding scientists, professionals and students involved in basic and applied research on all aspects of water to share ideas, problems, analyses and solutions. The focus includes the water cycle and its interactions with land surface, atmospheric, ecosystem, economic and political processes, and all aspects of water resources engineering, management and policy.For more information and to register visit their website at http://hydrologydays.colostate.edu/.
MARCH 22nd-24th, 2017: World Water Day and Water Justice Forum hosted by the Iliff School of Theology 2323 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver. Water is life. Protecting water resources in Colorado and worldwide is a must. So is access to clean water and facing the challenges of drought, flooding, pollution, and rising sea levels. Join with others who care to hear outstanding state, national, and international speakers and engage in group discussion from environmental, food, civic, and religious perspectives. Click HERE for more information.
MARCH 22st - 23rd, 2017: Conservation Excellence 2017 Conference at the University of Denver. Colorado Coalition of Land Trust's Annual Conservation Excellence Conference is the place for the land conservation community across the Rocky Mountain region to share knowledge and network. With more than 250 attendees annually, CCLT's conference helps define and influence the future of land conservation in the Intermountain West. Register HERE.
MARCH 27th-31st, 2017: Unsure what to do when your children have a day off form school? Sign them up for a Holiday Camp with SPREE. They got two more chances for your child to try out the programs before summer camp starts. They'll be learning about Reptiles & Amphibians of Colorado over spring breakandget Crazy for Crawdads on April 3rd. Click here to sign up.
MARCH 31st, 2017: Healthy Headwaters 12th Leadership Convening: Smart Partnerships for Fast Times starting at 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Aurora Municipal Center, Aurora, CO. Carpe Diem West’s Healthy Headwaters Alliance pioneers innovative, scalable policies and actions to protect and restore the forested headwaters - the major source of our water supply in the American West. Each Healthy Headwaters convening highlights the work of key western communities that are catalyzing innovation in the region and beyond. Click HERE FOR REGISTRATION.
APRIL 5th, 2017: 9th Annual ARKWIPP Field Workshop in Trinidad, CO with the Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership. The cost is $20 and includes morning refreshments, lunch, drinks, afternoon snacks. The registration deadline is April 3rd. You can register online at, tamariskcoalition.
APRIL 4th, 2017: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference, Online and Remote Hub Locations. Mark your calendar for the second year of this unique conference. This conference is designed to allow both in-person discussion at multiple locations and online attendance. Participants can learn about local and national stormwater and watershed issues while networking at their preferred attendance location. Major conference topics may include: IDDE, Public Education, National Certification, Monitoring, Drinking Water and Stream Restoration. Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country. Registration will open soon. Stay tuned for more information on registration and sponsorship at CWP.org.
APRIL 11th, 2017: 2017 Front Range Open Space Research Symposium will be held from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at SEEC in Boulder. The symposium will be co-sponsored by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Jefferson County Open Space, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and INSTAAR Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. The schedule will involve 12 talks on open space management related research topics from recent grant recipients from all three agencies. Please visit their WEBPAGE to learn more, see the list of speakers, and link to the online registration. Register by March 28th to insure your spot, free lunch and free parking.
APRIL 12th, 2017: The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting will be in Golden, Colorado at the American Mountaineering Center. The meeting is expected to bring together over 150 researchers, students, government scientists, private sector consultants, and other wetland practitioners. It will cultivate scientific exchanges between diverse groups of professionals involved in wetland stewardship around the region. A draft agenda and other details of the meeting will be available soon. Stay tuned! You can also visit their website for updates at www.sws.org/rocky-mountain-chapter.
APRIL 19th - 21st, 2017: The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will take place at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. This year’s conference will expand on the Fire Adapted Communities concept, providing the framework for moving from awareness to action, messaging to mitigation, and words to work. This conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about reducing communities’ vulnerability to wildfire.Watch for more details about the 2017 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference soon at www.wildfire-colorado.com.
APRIL 22ND, 2017: The Greenway Foundation will be hosting the Publication Printers Family RiverSweep . Join them at 9 am at City of Cuernavaca Park, volunteer for an hour, and then participate in fun activities with their SPREE Staff until 12 pm. This is a free event, but prior registration is required. Click HERE to learn more about the event.
APRIL 25, 2017: Water 2.0 will be having a Digitally Connecting the Water Industry Conference. The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA. $250 registration Click here to register online.
APRIL 26th - 27th, 2017, Arkansas River Basin Water Forum in Colorado Springs. For 22 years, the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum has served as a conduit for information about water issues and education. Through the Forum a broader understanding of water issues has evolved along with the opportunity to find common ground. For more information click ARBWF.org
MAY 17th, 2017: Denver Metro Water Festival, Denver, CO, this half-day event for sixth grade students in the Denver Water service area is designed to complement their science unit on water by offering engaging, hands-on water-related lessons and activities that expose students to the many ways water plays a role in our lives and the world around us. This annual festival offers an opportunity for individuals and organizations throughout the state to participate through presentations, volunteerism and sponsorships. For more information, click here.
JUNE 13th - 15th, 2017: Changing Lands, Changing Hands Conference at the DoubleTree Stapleton North, Denver, CO. A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer. Land access, agricultural land tenure and farm succession are priority challenges for US agriculture. USDA and groups across the country are addressing these issues with research, policies, programming and professional development. In cooperation with USDA, Land For Good will host Changing Lands, Changing Hands, a national conference on these topics. More information and registration can be found at landforgood.org.
JUNE 14th, 2017: Save the Date, for the 9th Annual RiverBank fundraiser from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Join them for a beautiful evening in support of Colorado's rivers. Activities will include a silent auction with river trips, stay-cation packages, outdoor gear, and many other exciting items to bid on along with a presentation of The David Getches Flowing Waters Award. Click HERE for more details.
OCTOBER 10-12, 2017:2017 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference at the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO invites you to submit ideas for presentations at the 12th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. This highly popular event expands cooperation and collaboration throughout our state for natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement by informing citizen groups, agencies, consultants, and legislators about current issues and through networking opportunities. In 2017, the conference will focus on “Coming Together – the Confluence of Science and Society.” The following sub-themes will be featured this year:
- Non-traditional partnerships to share resources and improve stream health.
- Reaching the right people; how outreach and education has affected water project implementation.
- Using data to tell stories that bridge divides, make compelling cases for restoration, and create catalysts for
decision making and forward momentum.
- Innovative agricultural and range management practices and partnerships to promote soil and stream health.
- Balancing watershed health and resource development in mining and energy.
- Disaster recovery projects: adapting to a changing environment and engaging stakeholders in the ecology of their
- Use of innovative or under-used techniques to address watershed and stream health challenges.
They are requesting your submission by Monday April 10, 2017. You can submit via http://www.coloradowater.org/submit-your-paper.