JUNE 12th, 2017: Spend a day at Shadowcliff learning how to integrate watershed topics into your existing curriculum with best practices and innovative methods for inspiring learners to understand water and rivers. Workshop will include interactive engaging activities that will get you moving indoors and out. All participants will receive a Project WET 2.0 Curriculum Guide and the new Getting Little Feet WET early childhood curriculum guide. This workshop is tailored for Pre-K - 8th grade educators, and all other interested educators and interpreters are welcome. Continuing education credit certificates included for educators; graduate credit available from Colorado School of Mines for additional fee. Click HERE to register.
JUNE 19th-23rd, 2017: Western State Colorado University is pleased to host the Summer Teacher Institute, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Learn how to incorporate rivers into your curriculum, creating relevant context and connections for your students. This five-day, field-based course includes water management, river ecology, fisheries, and geography of the Colorado River Basin. Rivers are the basis of our Colorado livelihoods and are critical to the future of their students and communities. Our natural affinity to water makes rivers and watersheds a useful and familiar context for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Field experiences include a Morrow Point Reservoir boat tour, Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery tour, Gunnison River ecology field day, and a visit to Coldharbour Institute. The second part of the week incorporates participation in the Colorado Water Workshop Conference engaging with water resource professionals from across Colorado. Participants must register for the Colorado Water Workshop to earn 3 ENVS credits.(All meals are included beginning Wednesday at noon; 3 credit course fee of $375; additional $40 course fee plus additional fee of $150 (50% discount) for Colorado Water Workshop. Total cost is $565.) Register Here.
JUNE 21st - 23rd, 2017: Save the Date - Western State Colorado University 42nd Annual Colorado Water Workshop - Water in the West: Rural and Urban Issue. Details to Come HERE.
JUNE 27th, 2017: Colorado Ag Water Alliance will be holding a CAWA Ag Water Tour: Denver Metro event. Take the opportunity to learn how water is used in agriculture first hand. Explore working farms and ditches. See how water is used in irrigation and what farmers are doing about conservation. Join the Colorado Ag Water Alliance on these full day tours and see a variety of speakers from local producers to the Commissioner of Agriculture. The bus tour takes you through Longmont, Fort Lupton and Brighton to see a variety of local working farms, irrigation systems and diversion ditches. For tickets to go their website.
The Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 Webcast Series is open. Register and join them via Adobe Connect for the following sessions:
June 21st, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 3: Making Urban Trees Count - Register for this webcast!
September 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 4: Stream Restoration: Where are we now? - Register for this webcast!
October 18th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 5: Bringing Better Site Design into The 21st Century - Register for this webcast!
November 15th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 6: Modeling for Water Quality - Register for this webcast!
JUNE - JULY 2017, Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) Water Fluency Training. Register for CFWE's professional development course to boost your water knowledge. Participants learn through site visits; in-person classroom discussions; and online materials, presented with Colorado State University's online water course. Learn more about the course, review the agenda, and register here.
AUGUST 2nd - 4th, 2017: The Park Planning and Maintenance Academy (PPMA) is a new school for park and recreation professionals, reinvented, with greater sessions focused on trends and cutting edge park maintenance practices in addition to the fundamentals of park planning. Training will be at the Radisson Hotel, Denver Southeast, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014. PPMA IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE. REGISTER TODAY, swprti.org/PPMA.
SEPTEMBER 26th-27th, 2017: Setting Watershed-Scale Priorities in Riparian Restoration workshop in Grand Junction, Colorado. This workshop is being organized by the Center for Colorado River Studies at Utah State University and hosted by the Hutchins Water Center. Decades of restoration efforts in the Colorado River basin have had varying success. They will review restoration strategies and techniques being pursued in the Colorado River basin and obtain participant feedback on restoration goals, strategies, and techniques. We will introduce decision-support tools useful to implement analytical prioritization strategies in order to refine prioritization tools that help workshop participants increase their effectiveness. Click here to register.