FEBRUARY 5th, 2019: Webinar - Is Water Reuse on the Rise? Join Water Education Colorado from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. from the comfort of your desk to learn more about water reuse in Colorado. They'll explore why more communities are turning toward reuse and what regulations, policies, or other next steps may be needed for water recycling to grow. Learn more & register HERE.
FEBRUARY 6th - MARCH 21st, 2019: Spatial Analysis Training online with ArcGIS online exercises through ESRI - the Science of Where. This free course is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn how the special capabilities of spatial data analysis provides deeper understanding. Registration closes on February 21, 2019. Register HERE.
FEBRUARY 7th, 2019: Water Festival Coordinators Gathering. Spend the day in the metro area collaborating with other new and experienced water festival coordinators. Water Education Colorado’s annual gathering brings together water festival coordinators to discover strategies to improve their events, share best practices, challenges, and lessons learned. Topics will include sessions on festival evaluations and planning tools, winning strategies for large audiences, and more. Learn more & register HERE.
FEBRUARY 11th,18th, & 25th, 2019: 2019 Water Course. Join Colorado Mesa University for this 3-evening seminar series on water in our region! February 11: Introduction to Colorado Water Supply, Use and Law. February 18: Impacts of Drought & Aridification. February 25: Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning. CMU students can earn 1 credit for attending this series plus additional sessions on February 4 and March 4 and completing an assignment. K-12 Teachers can also participate in this expanded series. For more information, including registration, click HERE.
FEBRUARY 20th & 21st: Crafting a Strategic Plan that Works with San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days. February 20 in Gunnison, CO, and February 21 in Ridgway, CO. What are the elements of a planning process? How can we craft plans and a plan document that help us be our best? Learn more & register HERE.
FEBRUARY 20th-22nd, 2019: Snow School for Water Managers, Silverton, CO. A 2½ Day Professional Development Opportunity for Water Professionals, conducted by Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies director Jeff Derry. Using a mixture of classroom discussion and hands-on field sessions, this workshop will enhance participant understanding of snowpack processes, snowpack monitoring, and snowpack data. Find out more HERE.
MARCH 4th-5th, 2019: QUALIFIED MS4 STORMWATER TRAINING. In this two-day course they will cover all the topics to ensure that you meet the regulatory requirement to conduct Stormwater Inspections. They will review the requirements of your state MS4, Construction, and Industrial General Permits; we will discuss what it takes for you to be in compliance with the permits; they will discuss inspection techniques that will help you better evaluate whether or not other permittees are in compliance with their permits – and how that influences your permit compliance; and they will discuss BMPs – which are best, when to use them, how to use them, and how to know if BMPs are correctly installed and maintained. For details, including registration, click HERE.
MARCH 5th-8th, 2019: Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Training Class. South Platte Park has opened registration for their next training course at South Platte Park in Littleton. Successful students will receive nationally-recognized certification in interpretation and resource communication. If you have been considering this course for your incoming seasonals, front-line staff, extraordinary volunteers, new hires, or old hands, now is the time to register! For more information and how to register, click HERE.
MARCH 21st-22nd, 2019. Certified Stormwater Inspector Training. This course was developed by former Federal and State stormwater enforcement officials for the express purpose of training municipal stormwater personnel to conduct stormwater inspections of municipal, commercial, industrial, and construction activities. It includes instruction in the law (federal, state, local), illicit discharge detection and elimination, pollution prevention, post construction, public involvement and education, inspector protocols, and much more! For more information, including registration, click HERE.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is offering a new Water Studies Online Certificate to provide training and skills relevant to careers in water studies, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. From lifelong learners who want to know more about water preservation to those working in green and sustainable professions, this unique certificate provides introductory level training and skills relevant to a wide range of fields in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors, including water industries, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. Find out more HERE.
APRIL 1st-3rd, 2019: After the Flames Workshop and Conference. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer "if" it will occur, but rather "when." The impacts of a wildfire last long after the flames are extinguished. Community leaders, agency representatives, property owners, and anyone impacted by wildfire is invited to join this interactive workshop and conference featuring recovery experts and agencies engaging After The Flames. For more information click HERE.
JUNE 10th-14th, 2019: Western Rivers Teacher Workshop,Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado. Utilize western rivers to meet interdisciplinary academic standards creating relevant place based context for your students. Registration opens February 2019 through the Extended Studies program.