***VIDEO & June 22-23rd Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop on the Animas River a Huge Success!***

The 5th Annual Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop was a huge success! It was conducted June 22-23, 2016, once again back on the Animas and Florida Rivers. The Water Information Program cosponsored the workshop with Fort Lewis College, Mountain Studies Institute, and San Juan Mountains Association. In addition, it was generously funded through a grant with the Southwestern Water Conservation District. The training session filled to capacity with 16 participants/teachers, as well as 6 facilitators, and numerous guest experts and speakers. 

This was a two day in the field, hands-on exploration of the local watershed. The training was based on the book My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains and curriculum guide which includes place-based activities that address Colorado State Standards. The workshop qualified for 1 credit from Adams State, as well as 14 contact hours. The goal of the training was to instruct teachers on how they can teach their students about the importance of healthy watersheds to water quantity and quality. Check out this short related video for an overview of this inter-relationship, and thank you to all of our workshop sponsors, funders, participants, facilitators, and guest speakers!