Eighteen educators from across Colorado, Nebraska, and Nevada convened for a River Ecology and Water Management courses during the 2nd annual Western Rivers Teacher Workshop during Western State Colorado University's Summer Teacher Institute in June 2018.
Reflections from Participants
Participants' Story Maps
The student made films from the Lens on Climate Change Program are now available to be viewed and shared.
Thanks again to CIRES, University of Colorado Office of Outreach and Engagement, and the Colorado Film School for bringing their program on the road to Carbondale reaching 20 local middle and high school students during the 6 day free workshop at the Third Street Center.
The films will be screened during the 2018 Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit and also submitted to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.
Thanks to Sponsors and Community Partners
Special thanks to all who made the Lens on Climate Change program possible in Carbondale, Colorado including: Community Office for Resource Efficiency, Third Street Center, CLEER, Solar Rollers, and Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists.
Now in the program's second year, we are excited to share the new logos for the Youth Water Leadership Program and the local Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit in the Roaring Fork Watershed. Designed by a local college student these two bright youthful marks are distinct yet closely related and elevate the program and its future expansion.
Hosted by Wild Rose Education's Youth Water Leadership Program. Facilitated by Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and CU-Boulder. Sponsors include Third Street Center, Community Office for Resource Efficiency, CLEER, Solar Rollers, and Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists.
Wild Rose Education’s Youth Water Leadership Program is excited to partner with and host the Lens on Climate Change Program in Carbondale June 11-16th from 9am-4pm each day at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, Colorado. Program limited to 30 middle and high school students. Sign up now!
The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) project engages middle and high school students in film production documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives and in their communities. Middle and high school students are paired with science and film graduate to research, film, edit, and screen their film. The collaboration with mentors in both science and technical career paths provides a chance to learn about STEM fields and careers. This project is part of an NSF-funded research program that aims to study how filmmaking increases student learning and engagement with science and technology.
It was an honor to facilitate and participate in a panel discussion of four influential watershed education leaders from across Colorado on March 2, 2018 during the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education's annual Advancing EE conference in Denver.
Inspiring Educators in Place: Watershed Workshops
The forum highlighted four successful place-based water education programs across the state including Forest to Faucets, Western Rivers Teacher Workshops, and River Watch. Many effective strategies and practices for developing, or strengthening, place-based EE workshops were shared by Sarah Johnson - Wild Rose Education; Kay Phelps - Fort Lewis College; Natalie Brower- Kirton - City of Aurora; Barb Horn - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - River Watch
a project of Extended Studies Summer Teacher Institute
Western Rivers Teacher Workshops
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