Watersheds are for Learning

By Sarah Johnson, MAEd, Water Educator Network Coordinator, Colorado Foundation for Water Education I love to teach. I am a connector. Thinking like a watershed is my nature, not my job. Rivers connect us to each other across communities, landscapes and time. We are part of our watersheds and influence our rivers; not separate. It is … Continue reading Watersheds are for Learning

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Putting the thinking into water education with ThinkWater

By Jeremy Solin I've worked as an educator in both formal and informal settings for nearly 20 years. Throughout those years, I asked my students (adults and youth) to think critically about the topics I presented. Not too long ago, though, I realized that I really had no idea what I was asking them to … Continue reading Putting the thinking into water education with ThinkWater

Stormwater Education Roadshow

By Donny Roush, Urban Waters Program Director, Earth Force I contend there's a sweet spot of overlap between stormwater management and STEM education. How's that? Consider these two objectives: "education and outreach" is the first required control measure of a stormwater system and new national education standards contain heightened calls for more hands-on application of … Continue reading Stormwater Education Roadshow

Colorado water education pilot project expands nationally

By Lydia Hooper What does it take to empower today’s youth to change their watershed? An entire community, says Donny Roush, Director of Uncommon Collaboratives and Program Director for Keep It Clean - Neighborhood Environmental Trios (KIC-NET) at the non-profit Earth Force. “Young people are natural problem-solvers,” he said. “To better support them, KIC-NET seeks … Continue reading Colorado water education pilot project expands nationally