The Confluence Institute began in July of 2010, this hybrid – four-day workshop is sponsored by Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, The City of Greeley, West Greeley Conservation District and the Poudre Learning Center. It is a wonderful educational opportunity for teachers who have had little or no exposure to agriculture and our natural resources. Participants have the option to take the workshop for two continuing education credits. The workshop is free to area K-12 teachers as well as non-formal educators.
The workshop is offered every summer and is set on a revolving three-year cycle: Focus on the Watershed, Focus on Urban, and Focus on Agriculture. Each participant can take the class all three years for a total of six-graduate credits.
The 2022 Confluence Institute – Focus on Urban
The Institute is designed to help build your understanding of basic watershed concepts; especially related to the Cache la Poudre & South Platte Watersheds and water issues in north central and north-eastern Colorado. Project Wet Curriculum Activity Guide 2.0 will be given out and lesson activities explored.
Building awareness of urban watersheds that deliver fresh water and remove storm and waste water, depictions of the different aspects of watershed structure, and visualizations of the beneficial and hazardous flows in watersheds. The relationship between urban and agriculture within our watershed will also be examined.
Two hours of college credit through UNC will be available for $100 paid by the participant. Those that have participated in previous institutes are welcome to attend. All new material will be covered. A CDE certificate of hours will be provided.
Audience: K-12 Teachers and non-traditional Educators
Total hours: 30 hours (15 hours in-person)
Where: Poudre Learning Center (PLC), 8313 W. F Street, Greeley, CO
Maximum # of Participants: 25
Dates: June 28, 29, 30, 2022 will be the in-person sessions from 8:30-3:30 Tuesday and Wednesdays and 8:30 to noon on Thursday
Instructors: Amy Nicholl and Ivonne Morales from the Poudre Learning Center; Tammy Rusch and Courtney Sandoval, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, Kristi Helzer, West Greeley Conservation District, Mary Ellen Cannon, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Ruth Quade, City of Greeley
Participants have the option to take the workshop for two continuing education credits. The workshop is free to area K-12 teachers as well as non-formal educators. Lunch is always provided!