Whether you are a farmer, teacher, sandhill crane or student, water is an essential part of life. Not only does water make life possible in the San Luis Valley, but it makes life enjoyable! Each year we and our partners host Water Fest on the Rio to celebrate water and the many things it provides. Hands-on activities and lessons are led by local experts and include water quality testing, water games, insect investigations, kayaking the Rio Grande and more! 

2021 Water Fest

In order to stay covid conscious, and in the interest of social distancing, we have made the decision to bring the Water Fest to school campuses across the valley from May 10th until the end of school. Our traveling Water Fest will consist of four to five different stations about water and conservation, aligning with Colorado Fifth and Sixth-grade science standards. Stations will be led by our staff and local water experts. If you think your school would be interested, please contact megan@rgwcei.org for more information and to set up a date.


Contact hannah@rgwcei.org if you would like to volunteer or bring students to participate


Water Festivals


RGWCEI Contact:

Email: bethany@rgwcei.org

Phone: 719.480.4864

Address: 125 Adams Street

                  P.O. Box 142

                  Monte Vista, CO 81144

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