Double El & Agate Conservation Districts participate in, support and provide scholarships for district area teachers to attend the Teacher Workshops hosted by Rio Grand Watershed Conservation Education Initiative (RGWCEI) each summer .
The RGWCEI curriculum provides teachers in grades K-12 an opportunity to experience conservation outside the Classroom that is tied to Colorado Content Standards. In this setting they are able to bring hands-on activities coupled with real world concepts to students that will engage, enlighten and interest students.
Cost for the workshop is $250 and teachers can earn two graduate credits for completion of the workshop. Double El & Agate Conservation Districts offer one partial or full scholarship each year for a local teacher to apply.
Please contact District Manager at (719) 541-2359, Ext. 101, to request application, scholarship information as well as the current year’s curriculum.
From Watershed to Cup (Year One):
June 1-5, 2015
Participants will See the results of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems and discover how they impact water quality and quantity. Immerse yourself in wetlands to observe creatures great and small. Explore the Great Sand Dunes and watch a creek feed an aquifer. Discover how to use melting snows to turn a brown desert green.
From Watershed to Sustainability (Year Two):
June 8-12, 2015
Participants will See the results of natural and human disturbances on ecosystems and discover how they impact the quality and quantity of all life forms. Immerse yourself in in-depth water culture studies that you can take back to your classroom. Explore the Great Sand Dunes and watch a seemingly desolate habitat is alive and vital! Discover how soils are formed and the importance of holding onto topsoil. See how the human footprint has impacted the environment.
From Watershed to Table (Year Three):
Not offered in 2015
Explore the connections between watersheds and what we eat. Immerse yourself in the we use the power of food productivity chain and how it is linked to the natural system. Get real time lessons to take back to your classroom. Explore the local farms and ranches and see how easy it is to integrate them in to what you do every day. Discover how soils are formed and the importance of holding onto topsoil. Learn how United Sates food production has changed the World.