WATER EDUCATION COLORADO'S WATER FLUENCY PROGRAM: A professional development course for non-water professionals. Learn the language of water and develop tools for navigating water management and policy issues so you can lead with confidence. Water is critical for every aspect of community vibrancy, from industry to commerce to agriculture, tourism, health, and the environment—but it isn't always clear how policy and management decisions around water trickle down to affect other sectors or vice versa. This comprehensive program will help you make those connections. In-person classroom days; water-focused site visits; and online discussions and homework between classroom days. The scheduled program dates are:
- June 22 in Colorado Springs
- July 20 in Fountain
The topics will include:
- Colorado's water resources (the role of water in society, the economic value of water, ties to public policy, emerging issues)
- Legal and institutional frameworks (water law and administration, project planning and approval, interbasin projects and agreements)
- Water resource management (watershed health, environmental protection, water quality, natural disasters)
- Colorado water for the future (assessing supply and meeting demand, ecosystem values, conservation and land use, alignment of resources and policies)
JUNE 5th-6th, 2018: Forests to Faucets Teachers Workshop; A two-day workshop for teachers who want to learn watershed science and the model lessons using the My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains teacher guide, children's book, and kit. See full details on the workshop in the flier HERE, and read more about the book mentioned above HERE.
JUNE 5th-8th, 2018: The Stream Functions Pyramid Workshop is coming to Fort Collins! This course is for individuals involved in stream assessment and restoration/mitigation projects and provides a framework for assessing stream functions. Participants will learn that stream functions follow a hierarchical structure, which has been organized by the following categories: hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, physicochemical and biology. The course starts with lectures and exercises on stream functions following the Pyramid Framework and then moves into applications. Participants will work with function-based parameters, measurement methods, and associated performance standards. Find more information HERE.
JUNE 20th - 21st, 2018: Colorado Section - Society for Range Management Summer Workshop. This workshop will take place on the Jordan Angus Ranch 7 miles east of Briggsdale on June 20 and at Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc. in Greeley on June 21. Jordan Angus Ranch received the 2017 Colorado Section SRM Excellence in Rangeland Conservation award. During the morning of June 20 there will be a workshop for high school agriculture teachers on the Jordan Angus Ranch to learn about range management concepts; discuss how to incorporate these concepts into teaching curricula; and receive basic instruction on FFA rangeland judging and plant ID as a Career Development Exercise. This event is being organized by Emmett Jordan and will conclude with a sponsored lunch on the ranch. The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management and Jordan Angus Ranch, together with the West Greeley Conservation District and Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc., are pleased to provide this training opportunity. For additional information contact the summer workshop planning committee: Dan Nosal at 303-218-2632 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details click HERE
The Center for Watershed Protection presents Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series:
- Retrofitting the Urban Environment: What’s New?- June 20, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
- Stormwater and Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Systems- September 12, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
- Innovations in Stream Restoration Design and Construction- October 10, 2018, 1-2:30 PM ES
- It Ain’t Easy Getting Green: Incentivizing Watershed Programs- November 14, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
Find pricing information and registration HERE.
JUNE 28th, 2018: OneWorldOneWater Center presents The 2018 Watershed Summit is one of the region’s top event for water industry leaders to understand the emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities ahead in this dynamic field. Topics include technology innovation, behavior change, agriculture, and resiliency. Coffee & registration at 8:30am, event begins at 9:00am. To register, click HERE.
JULY 9th-12th and 16th-19th, 2018: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) accepts high school students rising to 11 or 12th grades, or recent high school graduates (with occasional exceptions for younger students). Students from San Miguel, Ouray, Dolores, San Juan, La Plata, Archuleta, and Montezuma counties are invited to apply. Join the San Juans' most immersive and engaging mountain science program! During the two week, rigorous field course program, students explore topics and careers in the sciences and natural resources by day, and camp and explore in the evenings. During the program, interns gain hands-on experience contributing to real-world environmental science projects. Students work side-by-side with a small group of other interns from across the San Juan Mountains. The program is led by mentors from MSI and more than 20 local science professionals. Students interact with natural resource managers and researchers in the field to learn about ecology, geology, hydrology, wildlife, and forestry. They will dive into topics such as air and water quality, climate change, mine reclamation, fen restoration, and forest health. Find more information HERE!