Helping people appreciate water’s importance often starts with the youngest members of society, and that’s what Denver Water’s youth education program sets out to do — increase students’ knowledge of water in Colorado; educate children about who Denver Water is and what we do; and help create wise water-use behaviors.
Some highlights of the program include:
- Classroom presentations and treatment plant tours – Each year Denver Water’s youth educators give classroom presentations for thousands of students, as well as treatment plant and water quality lab tours.
- Teacher Resource Packet — The packet contains information and activities related specifically to water use and supply in the Denver area. It’s automatically distributed to every sixth-grade earth science class in Denver Public Schools, as well as to several classes within our service area in Jeffco Public Schools.
H2O Outdoors — Denver Water partnered with Keystone Science School, the Colorado River Water Conservation District and Aurora Water to launch the H2O Outdoors program, located at the Keystone Science School. High school students from across the state spend three days in Keystone learning about the complexity of water in Colorado and the different stakeholders involved.
Denver Metro Water Festival — Denver Water works closely with our suburban water distributors and Metropolitan State University’s One World One Water center to facilitate the annual event known as the Denver Metro Water Festival, held each May on MSU’s Auraria Campus. At this event, more than 1,250 sixth-grade students from around the metro area enjoy a day of hands-on activities and lessons related to all facets of water education.