2 - 12 grade watershed education programming
“Progress does not have to be patented to be worthwhile. Progress can also be measured by our interactions with nature and its preservation. Can we teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing?” (Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods)
about our school programming:
The main programming of the Watershed Education Program (WEP) is assisting classroom teachers in planning, preparing and executing full day and overnight field trips that are tied directly to their classroom curriculum and the Colorado State Standards. The programming uses the San Miguel River Watershed as the core element of a place-based curriculum that includes science, history, mathematics, language arts and art. WEP works in all the schools of the San Miguel River Watershed, including Telluride, Norwood, Nucla, Naturita and Paradox Valley.
Thank you to our wep partners
State of Colorado, BLM, USFS, Idarado, Town of Telluride, Town of Mountain Village, Telski, San Miguel County, Wilkinson Public Library, Naturita Public Library, Rimrockers Historic Society, SMPA, and The Nature Conservancy