Join us and explore our watershed with RGWCEI! We are launching a new program to provide fun outdoor educational opportunities for home and remote school children. These workshops cover science and natural resources topics on field sites around the San Luis Valley open to any k-12 students. We know it’s been a rough several months for our kids, and many will still be attending school online or at home. RGWCEI wants to help enhance your learning experience AND connect parents and kids to our amazing Rio Grande Watershed.

How to Register

These will be socially distanced events with a current capacity of 15 participants on a first come, first-serve basis. There are no registration fees, but we do ask that anyone interested please RSVP (next to program description) to reserve a spot. We cannot accept participants without prior notice. 

For questions, contact Hannah Thill program coordinator at hannah@rgwcei.org

Upcoming Events:

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Wildlife in The Wetlands

Oct. 15th

Join us for our 5th installment of our "Explore our Watershed" program Thursday, October 15th from 1-3 pm at the wildlife refuge in Monte Vista. We will be birdwatching and learning about wetlands, feel free to bring binoculars if you have them!

Previous Programs:

Harvest Day

Rockey Farms

Whose Water is it anyway?

Cole Park, Alamosa

Decomposer Discovery

Rio Grande Farm Park

Creature Catch

Shiver- Wright State Wildlife Area

What to Expect (please read before attending)

COVID protection measures

We want outdoor field days to be as safe as possible. We will be following CDC guidelines for social distancing.  We ask that you and your child properly wear a face-covering while interacting with the instructors or other participants when 6ft apart or less. During activities where participants can spread out more than 6 ft apart, masks will not be required. Participants will be given individual supplies for participation (i.e. individual magnifying glass, journal, etc.). In cases where activities require sharing supplies between groups, a disinfectant solution will be administered to supplies. Supply sharing will be minimized as much as possible with an emphasis on individual supplies to prevent cross-contamination

What to bring

  • Mask or face covering

  • Sunscreen or other sun protection

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes for playing outdoors

  • water bottle

*Snacks will be provided, but in case of food allergies, you may want to bring your own

Participant expectations

Outdoor field days are meant to be an educational enrichment opportunity and are not intended to be a child care service. We encourage parents to attend and ask that one parent or guardian accompany any participants under the age of 7. 

 

In the case of a child’s behavior being extremely disruptive during activities, we may ask that a parent or guardian intervene or that he or she not attend future field days. 


Risk and Liability Waiver and Media Release (to be signed in-person at the start of the program or may be downloaded and signed) 

*One document per participant

Please email digital copies to hannah@rgwcei.org

 

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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