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Rio Grande Watershed

Conservation & Education Initiative

Educating youth and community members through collaborations and connections to increase understanding of the San Luis Valley's natural resources & working landscapes

Field Trips, Special Programs, & Workshops

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The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy - it is already too late for that - but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance.

 Aldo Leopold

Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19, we will not hold events in the spring or summer of 2020. Please check back for field trip opportunities, in class presentations, and virtual learning experiences coming in Fall 2020.

Stay safe, stay strong, San Luis Valley.

Who Can Participate?

Our programs are available to pre-K through 12th grade in all schools in the San Luis Valley. We offer a wide variety of educational topics and programs and work flexibly with each group to best meet your needs.


RGWCEI works alongside many organizations in water & soil conservation, land management, and riparian restoration. Our partners help us provide a rich learning experience for all natural resource topics.


RGWCEI offers programs to meet in class needs, field experiences, afterschool, summer activities, and integrated person/virtual learning experiences!

Little to No Cost!

All school and afterschool programs through RGWCEI are completely free of charge. In fact, we offer a travel reimbursement for field trips to maximize your experience and minimize your school's expenses!

Thank You!

RGWCEI is supported by generous funders & amazing education partners. We couldn't do what we do without you.


RGWCEI Contact:

Email: rgwcei@gmail.com

Phone: 719.480.4864

Address: 125 Adams Street

                  P.O. Box 142

                  Monte Vista, CO 81144

Anti-Discrimination Policy

RGWCEI prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, age, disability, & where applicable, sex, family status, marital status, religion, genetic information, political beliefs, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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