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WEP FIELD STUDIES

FOR GRADES K - 12

SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

The Watershed Education Program’s school programming consists of trips for Elementary, Middle, and High School students in the San Miguel Watershed and surrounding region. For a better idea of what this programming entails, see our offerings below. Each has a diversity of different activities, projects, or service experiences to choose from dependent upon what is best fit for classroom and curricular needs. If you are a teacher interested in booking a trip, please contact the WEP Director, Lia Cristadoro at: lia@tellurideinstitute.org.

Food/Agriculture:

Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

  1. Exploring Local Plants & Pollinators
  2. Basics of Farming & Gardening

Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

  1. Closing the Carbon Cycle (Composting)
  2. Diversity of Local & Regional Foods

High School (9th-12th Grade)

  1. Methods in Regenerative Agriculture

Water/SCAPE:

Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

  1. River Health (Aquatic Macroinvertebrates)
  2. Understanding the Water Cycle
  3. River & Stream Pollution

Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

  1. Assessing Riparian & Habitat Diversity

High School (9th-12th Grade)

  1. The Physics & Chemistry of Water Systems

Energy:

Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

  1. Fun in the Sun (Earth’s Greatest Energy Source)

Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

  1. Exploring Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy Sources
  2. Ecosystems (Energy Flows & Food Webs)

High School (9th-12th Grade)

  1. Understanding Production, Consumption, Emissions, & Efficiency

Climate Change & Environmental Degradation:

Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

  1. Endangered Species (Life Impacted by Climate & Environmental Changes)
  2. Assessing Biodiversity

Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

  1. Earth’s Vital Signs (Causes, Effects, & Impacts)
  2. Restoration & Conservation Efforts
  3. The Complexities of Shared Lands

High School (9th-12th Grade)

  1. The Power of Fire (Prescribed Burns & Wildfires)
  2. Exploring Sustainability