Water Field Trips

Aurora Youth Water Festival Grade 5
Every May, Aurora Water sponsors this free, one-day festival at the Community College of Aurora. Fifth graders learn all about water through hands-on, fun activities and exhibits. Classes can participate in the Water Ambassador Program before the festival, receive training and free t-shirts! Registration forms are sent annually in January. Transportation is provided.

Be sure to email Natalie Brower-Kirton at watereducation@aurorgov.org to ensure that you are on the application mailing list. 

Water Treatment Facility Tours Grades 3-12
Learn first-hand how drinking water is treated. Our water treatment facilities offer tours upon request. Please contact the facilities directly for more information and security guidelines – Griswold Water Treatment Facility 303.739.7980 or Wemlinger Water Treatment Facility 303.739.6750.

Wastewater Treatment Tours Grades 3-12
What happens to our water after it goes down the drain? Aurora treats the city’s wastewater to use on our parks, golf courses and landscaping at City buildings. See how it happens by visiting the Sand Creek Water Reuse Facility. Call 303.326.8362 to schedule your tour.

Water Quality Testing Grades 6-12
Specialists accompany your students to a nearby waterway to conduct water quality assessments. They provide pre- and post-field trip lessons to use in your classroom. Topics include chemical assessments and biological investigations using macro invertebrates as indicators of clean water.

Email Natalie Brower-Kirton, watereducation@auroragov.org, for more information.

H2O Outdoors Grades 9-12 (overnight field trip)
Keystone Science School, in partnership with Aurora Water, offers an educational program for high school students focused on water management issues. During the three-day trip, students gain an understanding of major water issues facing the West. For full details, visit Keystone Science School.

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