H2O Outdoors

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Fall 2018 Session: October 23 - 25

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WHAT IS H2O Outdoors?

H2O Outdoors is a free three-day educational program held at Keystone Science School. The program, sponsored by Keystone Science School, Colorado River District, Aurora Water, and Denver Water, is open to all Colorado high school students.


During H2O Outdoors students will:

  • Understand the issues and questions surrounding Colorado's water resources and how the decision-making process works in real life
  • Experience firsthand where Colorado’s water comes from
  • Learn about Colorado’s water law while hiking the Continental Divide
  • Conduct hands-on water quality experiments as they explore and observe their watershed
  • Meet experts representing actual stakeholder groups, and collaborate with fellow students to create water management policy recommendations
  • Present their findings during a “town hall” style dialogue

Keystone Science School provides meals and dorm-style housing for all students and chaperones. Thanks to generous sponsorships from the Colorado River Water Conservation District, Aurora Water and Denver Water, the program is offered at no charge to participants. Our goal is to create a program with a diverse geographic representation of students across Colorado. Check out this video of the past program updated by Denver Water on April 20, 2017. 

Addtional information can be found in the Student/Parent Information Packet. 

Application Process 

Application Deadline: 

Applications for the Fall 2018 session are due by Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Notification of Acceptance:

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email on Monday, October 8, 2018.

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 Friday, October 12, 2018.

If signed paperwork and administrative deposit are not returned by October 12, 2018 students will lose their opportunity to participate in this H2O Outdoors program.

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