Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative
The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm at Nino's Mexican restaurant in Alamosa.
Class 2 Field Program
It's never too early to incorporate one of our activities or field trips into your upcoming lesson plans!
Our class activities are prepared and taught by RGWCEI staff and transition easily into a fun field experience. Check them out here.
2017 Conservation Poster Contest
Teachers, don't forget that the deadline for poster pick up is October 17-19th. This year's theme must be on the posters! Healthy Soils are Full of Life!
The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative has grown from a conservation poster contest and a handful of school visits and community outreach events to over 10,000 student visits a year, a variety of field trips for students and community members, a kids' conservation camp, grazing and farming workshops, serving as an education voice on many boards, committees and educational programs and a Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, and Food, Land and People and local curriculum provider.
Throughout all these changes, the mission has remained the same - to provide quality informative education about conservation and the use of natural resources to San Luis Valley farmers, ranchers, land owners, community members and students.
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.
Bethany Howell, Executive Director
Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative
Kids at conservation camp observe an expert fly fisherman create lures.