The K-12 Committee is an enthusiastic, busy group of formal and non-formal educators, looking for active participants to help achieve the following goals in 2012:
- Encourage participation in CoCoRaHS, Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network, by installing rain gauges in as many schools as possible throughout Colorado. Please contact
if you are interested in acquiring a rain gauge.
Check out CoCoRaHS's Noah Newman on 9News talking about rain gauges!
If you are interested in working on any or all of these goals within your watershed, please contact Marcee Camenson at
. We are seeking representatives from all Colorado watersheds who are willing to actively recruit schools and individuals to participate.
The K-12 Committee helped create an animated video all about Colorado Water 2012! You are ecouraged to use the video at your events in accordance with the Principles of Partnership and the Mission of Colorado Water 2012 and of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education.
In May, Boulder held their annual Operation Water Festival. Learn all about the event and the fun operations they have in store for festival goers in the video below!
Below are some helpful and fun teaching resources provided by members of the K-12 Committee
- Operation Water Festival
Operation Water Festival is a fun, hands-on way for students to discover how drinking water is treated, learn how to protect and conserve our water, experience the history, geology, geography and science of water, and encounter the diverse plants and animals that rely on water for survival.
- Colorado Water Reader
Ag in the classroom - Helping the next generation understand their connection to agriculture
- Water Conservation Wizard
Become a Water Conservation Wizard by completing this classroom kit created by Colorado Springs Utilities and calculate the water savings a typical family can achieve by changing indoor water use habits. Students also determine their personal water use and see how they measure up to the average Colorado Springs resident. This classroom kit includes workbooks, shower timers and toilet leak tests for each student and the teacher guide. Contact us today to request your kit. Review the student workbook and teacher guide.