We provide hands-on activities, presentations, and field trips that connect science and social studies standards to realities within our Rio Grande Watershed. Common topics include (but are not limited to) water movement, watershed health, soil, and natural resource management. We work with teachers across all grades to provide unique progressions that meet their educational needs. Lessons are free, customizable, and can be paired with a field visit.
The following are examples of classroom lessons but are no means the extent of what we offer. If you have a specific topic in mind, please contact us we can either customize a lesson or connect you with a local topic expert.
SLV Natural Resources
The Rio Grande Watershed is rich in natural resources, from the alpine forests, water, soil, wildlife, and air. Everyone who lives in the Valley's life depends on these resources in one way or another. Our goal is to increase understanding of their importance and how we can conserve them in the future.
CO Standards: SC.MS.3.8 SC.4.3.4
SLV Water Administration & Management
SLV history has been greatly influenced by water and irrigation. Our staff will break down the components of water management and explain how historical events influenced the water system we have today.
CO Standards: SC.MS.3.8, SC.HS.3.11
The following are trips we've coordinated in the past, however, there are many options on public land and private farms for field trips.
Pictured: Potato farm in June, Center CO
Ideal for: all ages, May-early October
Topics: Noxious weeds, soil health, plant health