Teachers Learning from other Teachers
The Confluence Institute began in July of 2010. This four-day workshop is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to come together and earn two continuing college graduate level credits. This educational program is designed for teachers K-12 who have little or no exposure to agriculture and our natural resources. This experience is offered every summer following the Project WET USA curriculum and set-up to rotate on a three-year cycle through:
- Focus on Agriculture (was July 30-Aug. 2, 2018)
- Focus on the Watershed
- Focus on Urban
Participating teachers receive the Project WET Guide 2.0 book packed with lessons that correlate to national science standards that they can implement with their students.
This opportunity was provided to 30 Weld teachers through a collaborative sponsorship by West Greeley Conservation District, the Poudre Learning Center and Central Colorado Water Conservancy District.
Additional programming support came from USDA-NRCS; the Chad Schafer Farm in LaSalle/Gilcrest; Subsurface Irrigation Efficiency Project (SIEP); Greeley/Evans School District 6 Nutrition Services/Food Hub; Von Trotha-Firestien Historic Farm at Bracewell.