The Erudite Educator

Whether you teach a class, work with volunteers, train employees or need to inform your Board, you might just be a water educator. Yes? There are some great new and upcoming resources available, take a look:

  1. CONFERENCES! The Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference is coming up next Tuesday-Thursday. It promises to be educational and fun. It’s not too late to register… but it’s getting close. If you aren’t already planning on attending, register today!
    Rush back from the Watersheds Conference for the upcoming Colorado Rotary Water Symposium on October 13 to learn about Colorado water challenges and opportunities.
    Then, look forward to the Colorado WaterWise Annual Water Conservation Summit on Friday, October 19; and the 23rd Annual South Platte Forum October 24-25. Don’t forget to register for the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University’s annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Conference November 8-9. It’s going to be a busy month. Find additional opportunities on the Water 2012 calendar.
  2. FREE guides on Colorado water topics. Now through November 30, you can apply to the Colorado Foundation for Water Education to receive free educational materials. The Citizen’s Guide series covers popular topics including Colorado Water Law; Interstate Compacts: Water Conservation; Water Quality Protection and more. Interested parties can submit a statement of need and outreach plan to be considered for these materials valued at $8-$10 each. Learn more on the CFWE website.
  3. IN TIME. Patricia Limerick’s new book, A Ditch in Time, is about how a great and growing city on the eastern plains learns to cross many political, legal, and cultural divides. In a Water 2012 exclusive interview, Limerick admitted her favorite passage from her new book is, “Once upon a time, the area where Denver now sits was defined by water—in unmanageable and unimaginable abundance.  The part of the planet we know as the Front Range of Colorado once sat ‘600 feet beneath the salty waves of a giant sea.’ Seventy million years can make quite a difference.” Read the rest of the interview.
    Join Limerick on Monday, October 8 from 4-6 pm, for a delightful presentation on her book. The event is free to attend in person or via webcast but please RSVP to Monica Santillanes at 303-824-5356 or Include your name, email, phone number, and if you intend to join in peron or webcast.
  4. MORE HISTORY. A new Prezi, Colorado’s Water History, was just posted on the Colorado Water 2012 website. Zoom through the presentation and learn about watershed events in our state’s water history.

Are you using these resources? What else is freshly available and particularly helpful?

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