H2O Outdoors - October 20–22, 2020
H2O Outdoors is a 3-day program teaching high school students about the many uses of water and the policy which surrounds how Colorado's water is managed. Throughout the program students will be learning about careers within water management, conducting field-based research, and visiting several key locations in Summit County, Colorado as they learn about the various stakeholders who work to manage our water.
The program is open on an application basis to any high school student currently living in Colorado. Once students are accepted there is a $25 registration fee that covers all lodging, meals, and transportation.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
|11am||Arrival & Program Orientation|
|12pm||Introduction to Water Management, Watersheds, and Water Policy|
|2pm||Tour of Continental Divide|
|4pm||Expert Panel - Students interact with professionals in the field of water management|
|7:30pm||Evening Program: Positions & Interests of Stakeholders|
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
|9:15am||Water Law and the Colorado River Compact|
|1pm||Field Research Project - Measuring Water Quality|
|7:30pm||Evening Program: How to Form Consensus|
Thursday, October 22, 2020
|9:15am||Town Hall Meeting: Students generate their policy recommendations of how water should be managed.|
A key component of the H2O Outdoor program is our expert panel which provides students the opportunity to meet professionals currently working in the field of water management. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn about water and careers within water management.
Erik Anglund, P.E - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Patrick Rutty - Alcova Resources
Martha Moore - Colorado River District
Mike Wilde - Colorado River District
Matt Bond - Denver Water
Travis Thompson - Denver Water
Mike McHugh - Aurora Water
Dan Gallen - Aurora Water
Megan Vasser - Friends of the Lower Blue
John Longhill - Middle Park Conservation District
|Application Deadline||Applications for the Fall 2020 session are due by September 23, 2020.|
|Notification of Acceptance||Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email on September 28, 2020.|
|Completion of Paperwork||Participants complete their registration by submitting the medical and liability form and paying the $25 registration fee (scholarships are available) no later than October 7, 2020.|
If signed paperwork and administrative deposit are not returned by October 9, 2019 students we will begin accepting applicants from the application waiting list.
H2O Outdoors Travel Options
Eastern Slope Shuttle
T-Rex Parking Lot
I-70 and Morrison Road (Hwy 40)
(North East corner of Intersection)
Pick-up: 9:30am, Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Drop-off: 1:15pm, Thursday, October 22, 2020
Western Slope Shuttle
101 West 6th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO
(off exit 116 I-70)
Pick-up: 9am, Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Drop-off: 2pm, Thursday, October 22, 2020
Keystone Science School
1053 Soda Ridge Rd.
Keystone, CO, 80435
Arrive: 10:45am, Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Depart: 12pm, Thursday, October 22, 2020
We are so thankful for our program partners who provide funding and curriculum support for the H2O Outdoors Program.