Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative


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 17th in Monte Vista at the RGWCEI office at 9:00 am.


Schedule your Fall Programs! 

 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 2019 Programs







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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