H2O Outdoors - Teacher Professional Development

New for 2019, high school teachers can participate in the H2O Outdoors Teacher Professional Development Workshop. At the end of the workshop, teachers will have the tools necessary to facilitate an environmental issue curriculum focused on water management in their classroom. Each participating teacher will receive a digital copy of the H2O Outdoors curriculum including several extension lesson plans not facilitated during the student based curriculum.

This specially designed professional development will have teachers learning alongside their students in combination with teacher specific workshops. It is required that each teacher brings a minimum of 3 participating students in order to participate in the H2O Outdoors Teacher Professional Development.


Program Schedule

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
11am Arrival & Program Orientation
12pm (With Students) Introduction to Water Management, Watersheds, and Water Policy
2pm (With Students) Tour of Continental Divide
4pm (With Students) Expert Panel - Students interact with professionals in the field of water management
6pm Dinner
7:30pm Evening Program: Positions & Interests of Stakeholders
10pm Lights Out
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8am Breakfast
9:15am Water Law and the Colorado River Compact
10am (Teacher Only) Field Research Project - Measuring Water Quality
5pm Free Time
6pm Dinner
7:30pm (With Students) Evening Program: How to Form Consensus
10pm Lights Out
Thursday, October 24, 2019
8am Breakfast
9:15am (With Students) Town Hall Meeting: Students generate their policy recommendations of how water should be managed.
10:45am (Teacher Only) Program Debrief
12pm Departure

Application Procedures

All interested teachers must follow the application procedures outlined below. Please note that it is a requirement that all participating teachers bring a minimum of 3 students from their high school in order to be considered for this professional development opportunity.

Application Deadline Applications for the Fall 2019 session are due by Thursday, September 26, 2019.
Notification of Acceptance Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email on Monday, September 30, 2019.
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 Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

CEUs Available

Teachers can receive 1.0 CEU’s for participation in this training through the Colorado School of Mines. There is an additional cost of $50 for the CEU’s and teachers must pay by check on the last day of the training.


Program Partners

We are so thankful for our program partners who provide funding and curriculum support for the H2O Outdoors Program.

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