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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

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Water Education Colorado

Teaching the Poetry of Rivers

The Foundation for Water Education recently released a new online program for teachers called Teaching the Poetry of Rivers. The program provides free online lesson plans addressing the interdisciplinary study of watersheds and poetry, and assists students to develop submissions to the River of Words Poetry Contest. The program is currently accepting teachers to implement and review its preliminary version.

The program includes five self-paced lesson plans integrating culture, history, poetry and watershed science. Step-by-step instruction for teaching students the process of writing poetry is provided, as well as readings, activities, photographs and Internet links related to each lesson. Each lesson is also correlated to the Colorado Student Assessment Program Standards (CSAP). Developed by accomplished poet and teacher Dr. Kathryn Winograd, this program attempts to help teachers integrate science, writing, and critical thinking skills.

The River of Words Poetry Contest is an annual environmental poetry contest for children ages 5 through 9. Over 200 entries were received in Colorado last year. Awards are presented at the state level, with the award winners presenting their work at a celebration at the Governor's mansion. Local winners are then automatically entered in a nation-wide competition.

If you are interesting in participating in this program, contact the Foundation offices at (303)377-4433, or look online at www.cfwe.org/row

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