CCWCD strongly believes that the key to protecting our water resources while sustaining agriculture production is through education. We offer educational opportunities to our citizens from kindergarten through senior. In addition to the opportunities listed here, CCWCD is also a host institution for the national Project WET program. Project WET achieves its mission of worldwide water education by publishing resource materials, providing training workshops, organizing community events and building a worldwide network of educators, water professionals and scientists.
Education Programs and Resources offered by CCWCD:
- The Greeley Children’s Water Festival, held every April.
- Water Law Classes, offered twice yearly at no charge.
- Groundwater model demonstrations brought to your school. We will also loan out the Groundwater model.
- Well Watch, a community wide program of monitoring wells and lesson plans on school grounds.
- Speakers – we will come to your community group or program to give presentations about water.
- Fact Sheets.
- Partner in El Espejo – a summer science camp for middle school girls offered at the Poudre Learning Center.
- Bus Tours of various water projects.
- Sponsor and judge for Caring For Our Watershed – a high school competition that gets students thinking of ways
to improve or help their watershed.
- Confluence Institute – a 4-day workshop held every July for K-12 teachers using Project WET materials.
- Career Days at local schools.
- School presentations – we will come to your classroom with an activity or presentation designed just for you.
- Facilitator trainings for Project WET.
CCWCD has built valuable partnerships through the years that help us offer such a wide variety of programs. Some of our partners are:
- The City of Greeley Water Conservation and Stormwater
- Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
- Colorado Foundation for Water Education
- Poudre Heritage Alliance
- Poudre Learning Center
- West Greeley Conservation District
- Project WET USA