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Climate and Drought

Network Goals

The Water Educator Network aims to build the capacity of local water educators, and thereby increase the amount, quality and effectiveness of water education in Colorado communities. Strong and effective water education programs have the potential to grow the knowledge, change the attitudes and increase the involvement of tens of thousands of Colorado youth and adults annually. This will lead to a more active and involved citizenry that advocates for balanced, sustainable solutions. The Water Educator Network accomplishes this through the actions below. Read more about the Networks goals and first year of accomplishments here

Central Repository of Information

Search for and share water education resources! CFWE has partnered with the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education to create a Water Educator Network portal on their resource directory. Water Educator Network members can add and update their respective programs plus connect with related resources. Browse the directory here.

Customized Communication

Members can look forward to semi-monthly e-newsletters related to best practices and proven curriculum in water education, upcoming funding opportunities, trainings, tips, and new or highlighted programs happening around the state. Find the latest here.

Convening Forum

Water Educator Network members benefit from biannual members-only networking events. These forums bring together a statewide group of dedicated educators to discuss their needs, successes and challenges plus form collaborations and partnerships.

Specialized Training

The Water Educator Network will offer professional development opportunities to members by hiring expert consultants to deliver quarterly in-person trainings and webinars. Initial topics include understanding and interpreting technical water resource issues, community event and water festival planning and program evaluation techniques

WEco Climate Resources

Guide to Colorado Climate Change presents a range of contemporary climate change information written by experts. Take a look.

Water 101 Sheets are one-page references available for download and distribution. Explore the basics of drought, and wildfire or read various water conservation tips through a series of fact sheets. Interested in additional resources? Find them herefact_sheetsClimate Workshop
Participants tour the National Ice Core Lab, hear how researchers study climate and what that means locally. Learn more.

Connecting the Drops Radio

Listen to a radio feature on climate change's effects on Colorado farmers, spring runoff, and irrigation.

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Denver, CO 80218