Water Educator Network

Collective impact for water education

The Water Educator Network (WEN) supports and connects Colorado’s education and outreach professionals dedicated to advancing understanding about water. Through the WEN website, Google group, workshops and webinars, education and outreach professionals interact, share resources, gain access to professional development opportunities and trusted water information, and collaborate with their colleagues.

Upcoming events

REGISTER TODAY for the following events in 2020:

August 20 – Annual Water Educator Symposium (Virtual); View the draft agenda and register now.

August 21 – Project WET Workshop (Virtual); View the draft agenda and register now.

Please email scott@wateredco.org with any questions.

Statewide Water Education Action Plan (SWEAP)

Members of the Water Educator Network helped develop the Statewide Water Education Action Plan for Colorado (SWEAP), which was finalized in November 2019.  SWEAP is a common agenda for water education’s role in achieving sustainable water for Colorado by 2050.

Click to learn more about SWEAP and view the Plan.

Who we are

We are a force of water education and outreach professionals across the state, from professors, researchers and formal teachers to local government employees, water utility professionals and nonprofit outreach coordinators, who are enhancing the amount, quality and effectiveness of water education throughout Colorado. Working locally but with a collective aim, we’re moving the needle on water awareness and understanding across the state. Won’t you join us?

Valuable benefits for WEN members

WEN membership is a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and stay up-to-date in the evolving industry of water education.

As a member of WEco’s Water Educator Network, you’ll receive all the benefits of an individual WEco membership, plus specially designed educator resources. Here are just some of the advantages of joining:

  • Discounts on All Water Educator Network Events: Four workshops, two webinars and an annual symposium are coordinated each year as part of the Water Educator Network. These events are geared toward educators and focus on a wide range of water-related topics that are important to members.
  • Opportunities for Networking and Collaboration: Water Education Colorado convenes frequent events, bringing together a statewide group of water educators. Gather to discuss needs, successes and challenges, and to explore partnerships with a dedicated group of peers.
  • Customized Communication: A customized bi-monthly e-newsletter brings water educators and outreach professionals the latest in Colorado water education and outreach. Look for content on training opportunities, upcoming funding, and new programs. Members have the opportunity to share content via the WEN e-newsletter and the WEN Google group.

Members submit your upcoming events and happenings for consideration in WEco and WEN electronic print materials.

Recent events

Our October 8, 2019 pre-conference workshop focused on Designing Water Education Actions for Statewide Impact: Implementing the Statewide Water Education Action Plan.

We held our annual WEN Symposium on June 5, 2019 focused on Equity in Water Education and Engaging Diverse Audiences.

We offered a webinar on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, focused on Colorado’s new state standards and opportunities to connect environmental and water education. View the live webinar recording.

Connect with a Water Educator!

Are you looking for a speaker on water issues in Colorado or in your community?  Are you a water educator looking to share resources with other water educators? Visit the Water Educator Network (WEN) Directory and connect with a water educator today!