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Colorado's public lands are faced with new challenges but water and land management depend on working together. Read about the relationship between water and land in Colorado and how Coloradans are converging to restore Colorado's public lands in the Spring 2018 issue of Headwaters magazine.

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Water Education Colorado

Comprehensive Colorado River Watershed Curriculum Now Available

DURANGO—In May 2005, more than 70 Colorado River Basin educators and resource managers from the U.S., Mexico, Navajo Nation, and Tohono O'odham tribe gathered in Mexicali, Baja California to celebrate the publication of a new, international watershed-based curriculum: Discover a Watershed: The Colorado.

The Discover a Watershed: The Colorado project is an educational program of Project WET International (Water Education for Teachers). It started in January 2003, when educators and resource managers from all nine Colorado Basin states (Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Baja California, and Sonora) participated in a three-day intensive curriculum development workshop to lay the foundation for this Colorado River-based teaching guide.

The curriculum supplies 25 interactive, multi-disciplinary lesson plans for teachers. It is directed towards 6th — 12th grade students and is available in Spanish and English. Topics include hydrology, geology, geography, ecology, tribes, history, cultures, economics, management issues and resource stewardship. Activities are internationally relevant and classroom-tested.

The curriculum is correlated to National Science Education Standards (U.S. and Mexican) and other disciplines in easy-to-use cross-reference charts. An in-depth glossary, index, and 10 pages of detailed watershed maps make this guide a valuable resource in and out of the classroom. ‘River Voices’ written by people in all parts of the basin are sprinkled throughout the guide and offer personal perspectives on this remarkable watershed.

Curriculum training workshops for Discover a Watershed: The Colorado will be held throughout the Colorado River Watershed. Some 30 workshops are planned in Baja California and Sonora in 2005, with additional workshops in the U.S. Visit www.projectwet.org and www.discoverawatershed.org for more information about the program, or to order an Educators' Guide.

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