For storm related tree limb drop off, the Parks, Recreation & Open Space department has opened a drop-off site - daily through May 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lowry Park, 1001 Dayton St. Only storm damage/tree limbs will be accepted (no other debris or trash). For questions regarding tree limb drop off please call Forestry at 303.739.7177.
Aurora Water offers many learning opportunities for teachers and kids. For more information, call 720-427-6029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a program that works for you.
Water Words: a quarterly newsletter from the Aurora Water Youth Education team, see the latest in the Fall 2015 Water Words.
Forests to Faucets: Continuing Education for Teachers
Earn 1.5 semester hours of K-12 graduate/recertification credit at this three-day workshop – it’s FREE.
Opportunities/Resources for Teachers:
Presenters bring fun, water-related models, games and activities to your classroom. Students learn where their water comes from, how to prevent water pollution and the importance of water conservation. Activity booklets will be provided.
Invite your students on a field trip with Aurora Water! From our award-winning Youth Water Festival for fifth graders to an intimate field trip to a nearby waterway for a field testing experiment, we have a program that will enrich your class.
Middle School Water Curriculum
Specifically designed for Middle School Students, the H2O Go Water Activity guides contain activities that help students understand their local watershed and source of their drinking water as well as conservation concepts and tips.
Unit 1: Watersheds - My Water Teacher Guide
Unit 1: Watershed - My Water Student Guide
Unit 2: Conservation - Slow the Flow Teacher Guide
Unit 2: Conservation - Slow the Flow Student Guide
Resources to Borrow
To check out any of the items please contact Natalie at 720-427-6029 or email email@example.com.
Enviroscape Watershed Model - Use this interactive model to teach about watersheds and water pollution prevention.
Water Quality Test Kits - Test kits contain everything you need to conduct chemical and physical water quality tests with your students. Pre- and post-water quality testing lessons are also available.
Activities for Kids:
Print out the “All About Aurora H2O” Activity Booklet
Take the pledge and become a Water Wizard. Complete all the activities in the booklet and send in the back-page card to become a member of the Water Wizard Kids Club and receive some great prizes.
Have fun and help prevent water pollution with Aurora Water’s service projects. Staff can also help teachers complete projects with their students.
Earn a water badge. You’ll complete fun, hands-on activities and learn about water at the Morrison Nature Center.
Links to Water Around the World:
Project Wet – This is a water education program for educators and young people.
H2ouse Water Saver Home – Take an interactive, room-by-room tour of a house to learn more ways to save water. You and your students will find many actions to take to prevent waste and save money.
Colorado State University Water Knowledge – This is a great site for a list of other water-related links.
US EPA Office of Water – Explore the Environmental Protection Agency’s student water resources.
Water for People – This is a nonprofit, Denver-based organization that addresses worldwide water issues. Visit their website for photos and other interesting information.