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
CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Metro-to-Mountain Group Summer Program
- Monday, June 19th - NPM Course on Wetland/Riparian Plants - Mondays, 6/19, 7/10, 8/7; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center, Littleton
- Tuesday, June 20th - NPM Course on Wetland/Riparian Plants - Tuesdays, 6/20, 7/11, 8/8; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center, Littleton
- Saturday, June 24th - Ecology and Recovery of Hayman Wildfire - Sat., June 24, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Pike National Forest - Hayman Burn Area, Deckers
- Tuesday, Jun 27th - Plant Field Sketching Class - Tues. June 27 and Wed. June 28, 9 AM - 4 PM, Lookout Mountain Nature Center , Golden
- Friday, June 30th - DIY Native Plant Landscaping Installation - Fri., June 30; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center (west deck), Littleton
To register for these workshops, please go to https://npm.eventbrite.com.
Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom presents Food, Fiber & More. This is a five day course designed for teachers who have little or no agriculture background. You can receive 3 continuing credits from CSU. Institute cost: $250 (scholarships available to pre-registered educators). Sign up today to reserve space and to apply for a scholarship for 2017 Food, Fiber & More, AITC Summer Institute. Register at www.growingyourfuture.com. You can choose to attend:
- JUNE 19th-23rd - FORT COLLINS, CO
- JUNE 26th-30th - DENVER, CO
JUNE 21st - 23rd, 2017: Western State Colorado University 42nd Annual Colorado Water Workshop - Rural and Urban Water Issues in an Evolving Political Landscape. For registration and agenda information click HERE.
JUNE 21st, 2017: The Center for Watershed Protection is hosting a Making Urban Trees Count webinar. The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified therunoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape. Using everything from individual street trees up to small patches of forest as a stormwater best management practice (BMP) is hampered by this uncertainty of how to "credit" urban trees for runoff and pollutant load reduction. This webcast will review the available stormwater crediting systems for urban tree planting and will present a new crediting system that includes a design specification for urban tree planting that can be integrated into state and local compliance systems for stormwater management, TMDLs and other water quality requirements. Click HERE to register.
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.
JULY 24th, 2017: Dive into a half-day tour of the rushes, sedges and unique wetland and riparian plants of the front range at the Wetland/Riparian Front Range. You will examine the specialized vocabulary and structures used to identify these plants and will share wetland weed management and restoration project successes and failures as you all tour to find the plants. To register, please go to https://npm.eventbrite.com.
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.