Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative

Welcome!

The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to being a resource for teachers and community members regarding conservation education. This means lessons in the classroom, field trips, interaction with the river study trailer, a national poster contest, high school Envirothon competition and workshops, and an amazing opportunity to engage students with their local environment and natural resources.

Whether it's a science lesson about water quality, a social studies lesson about the history of irrigation and water rights, or an observation turned Language Arts narrative, RGWCEI staff are happy to provide materials, supplies, and an extra hand in creating engaging learning outcomes for kids in all grades.

RGWCEI's partnership with local Valley agencies and farmers and ranchers means that we're all dedicated to providing that education and awareness to our children. With such dedication, there's a real chance that our next generations will be passionate, educated, and eager to be part of their environment.

Current Events

The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place Thursday, October 11th at 8:30 am at the RGWCEI office at 125 Adams Street in Monte Vista, CO.

 

Fall Programs are here! 

And if you missed our Class to Field options last year, they're back! Click here to learn more about utilizing RGWCEI staff with your class curriculum.

 Fall 2018 Programs

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2018 Conservation Poster Contest!

This year's theme is Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home. Presentations, activities, and field trips for this year's contest will begin September 17th. Contact Bethany to schedule your fifth or sixth grade class' poster presentation and activities at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. RGWCEI provides posters for all students in the Rio Grande Watershed Association of Conservation Districts. Posters are due to RGWCEI no later than September 28, 2018!

For more information on the contest (rules, etc.), click here.

 

 

 

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Kids at conservation camp observe an expert fly fisherman create lures.

 

Anti-discrimination Policy: The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation Education Program prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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