Confluence Institute is an accredited professional development opportunity, targeted towards K-12 teachers as well as non-formal educators. The four day workshop is offered every July and is approved for school district credit. Participants also have the option to take the class for two continuing education credits through Adams State University.
The workshop is free, and on a revolving three year cycle. Focus On the Watershed, Focus on Urban, and Focus on Agriculture. Each participant can take the class for up to three years.
The curriculum is focused on Project WET USA water lessons. Teachers receive the Guide 2.0 packed full of lesson plans that correlate to national science standards. They will learn how to use the guide and teach activities. Each year we also present different speakers and tours. Past examples include Gateway Natural Area, City of Greeley Water Treatment facility, and Bee Family Farms.
The most anticipated part of the workshop is a day-long canoe trip down the St. Vrain River. Our experienced guide and retired science teacher gives a unique educational experience that will always be remembered.
You can find the course listed in District 6 Summer Professional Development catalog, on the CCWCD website, or on Facebook under Confluence Institute. You can also contact Kathy Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 970-330-4540.