Summit Middle School students sketch along a stretch of the Snake River, in Summit County, as part of a science class field trip to investigate conditions along the stream that's been polluted by abandoned mines.
Spots still open at water camp for students in early May; Water Trust workshop on conservation issues set for Silverthorne; SW Colorado water tour coming up in June
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Understanding Colorado’s water law can seem daunting at times, but there are plenty of opportunities for ongoing education on this critical topic. The best way to make sure there are educated citizens who are able to participate in civic discussions and decision-making processes is to start water education in school.
An upcoming water camp at the Keystone Science School is a step in that direction, and there are still a few spots left for the May 5-7 session right here in Summit County. The camp is aimed mainly at high school-age students, but mature and interested middle school kids are also welcome to apply.
The two-night, three day session includes field trips to the top of the Continental Divide for a watershed overview, as well as visits to water management facilities and water-sampling expeditions in local streams.
It’s a hands-on chance for students to learn about the state’s most important natural resource issue, and best of all, it’s only $25. Some scholarships are available. The camp is sponsored by the Colorado River District and the Keystone Science School. Students will learn about Colorado’s position as a headwaters state and how this precious resource is highly managed and distributed under the “Law of the River.”
After those lessons, the water camp participants will have debate about how water should be managed in the face of growing populations and demand.
The schedule is from 12 p.m, May 5 to 12 p.m., May 7. Students will stay in Keystone Science School dorms and eat in the Science School dining hall.
Visit the Keystone Science School online to learn more, and get more information about the Colorado River District here. For information about H20 Outdoors, call the Keystone Science School at (970) 468-2098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get more information on upcoming water education events, plus a bonus video, in the ongoing water blog. Click here.
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