If schools are interested in participating they MUST REGISTER THEIR SCHOOL –

Teacher Training

Training sessions provide teachers with a better understanding of the contest and the local watershed issues. The Program Coordinator is available for an in-person or group training. Call for a meeting today!

FREE – Classroom Presentations and Community Mentor 
Teachers may request a classroom presentation to introduce the topic of watersheds, discuss local environmental concerns and explain the contest. If a watershed ambassador is available, a 60 minute presentation will be provided plus mentorship throughout the contest. Free watershed resources are also available. Contact your local Program Coordinator.

Teacher Time Commitment

  • This contest can be an after school activity or in-class project
    Student’s success directly relates to teachers assigning the contest and assisting students with their work. Giving students sufficient time to complete the contest assignment is more effective in producing quality projects.
  • Attend teacher training (optional)
  • Discuss and assign the contest
    • 30 minutes
  • Assist students with ideas
    • time commitment will vary depending on level of interest of students and teacher
  • Remind students about contest entry deadline
    • initially every other week – 10 minutes times six weeks
    • every week one month prior to deadline – 10 minutes times four weeks
  • Students may want to give a classroom presentation (optional)
    • 5 minute time limit per presentation
  • If your student is selected as a finalist, help prepare them for their verbal presentation
    • up to 2 hours
  • If your student is selected as a finalist, attend verbal competition and awards presentation
    • 4 hours

Curriculum Connections

The following are the education outcomes that the CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS fulfills in Colorado.

You may also download a PDF that details how CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS meets objectives in Colorado’s curriculum. Click here.

Weld County School District 6 Applicable Standards

1. Students understand the process of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about and evaluate such investigations.

3. Life Science: Students know and understand the characteristics and structure of living things, the process of life, and how living things interact with each other and their environment.

4. Earth and Space Science: Students know and understand the process and interactions of Earth’s systems and the structure and dynamics of Earth and other objects in space.

5. Students know and understand interrelationships among science, technology and human activity and how they can affect the world.

Colorado Model Content Standards – Science

In addition to Standards 1, 3, and 4 described above the following is also consistent with the State of Colorado content standards:

Students understand that the nature of science involves a particular way of building knowledge and making meaning of the natural world