Apr
24
Wed
2019
CCWD Childrens Water Festival - 2019 @ Island Grove Regional Park | Greeley | Colorado | United States
CCWD Childrens Water Festival – 2019 @ Island Grove Regional Park
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
CCWCD Children’s Water Festival will promote hands-on and brains-on learning about local water issues to fourth grade students in the Weld, Morgan and Adams counties. This one day FREE event...Read More
CCWD Childrens Water Festival - 2019 @ Island Grove Regional Park | Greeley | Colorado | United States

CCWCD Children’s Water Festival will promote hands-on and brains-on learning about local water issues to fourth grade students in the Weld, Morgan and Adams counties.

This one day FREE event will bring water professionals from around the state of Colorado to provide presentations and activities about water, water conservation, human health and aquatic life while covering a wide range of core curriculum areas including language arts, math, science, social studies, visual arts, and health & wellness.  The activities will help students answer one or more of these questions:

  • Why is water so important to life?
  • How much water do we use and how much is there?
  • What is the water cycle and why is it important?
  • What is a watershed and why is it important?
  • How are trees, plants, animals, people, soils and water interdependent?
  • How do our actions affect water and all nature?

The festival goals are to teach fourth grade students that water is an essential, limited resource and that they can take action to protect this natural resource.  We provide teachers with materials and lessons that they can use for years to come.

The Central Colorado Water Conservancy District created the Children’s Water Festival in 1991. This festival is one of the oldest children’s water festivals in the nation. In 2006, the City of Greeley Water Conservation and Stormwater programs began co-sponsoring the event.

Need help getting to the festival? Click here for more information about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Learning in Our Watershed” program. This scholarship initiative provides field trip funding to Larimer and Weld County schools when they take educational field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - Environmental Engineers group @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – Environmental Engineers group @ Watson Lake parking
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - Environmental Engineers group @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

May
22
Wed
2019
Fort Collins Children's Water Festival - 2019 @ Front Range Community College | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival – 2019 @ Front Range Community College
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins...Read More
Fort Collins Children's Water Festival - 2019 @ Front Range Community College | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities

Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD). The festival is packed with fun, hands-on activities that teach students about water.

Students spend half a day attending classroom presentations and visiting many displays in the exhibit hall. Colorful T-shirts are available for purchase.

The Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival is the longest-running festival in the state.

Emphasis is placed on hands-on, age-appropriate activities, including learning about:

  • Wetlands and rivers
  • Aquatic insects and wildlife
  • Water resources
  • Supply and conservation
  • Water quality and safety
  • Agricultural uses
  • Water chemistry
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Drought and flooding
  • Importance of water in the human body

For more information about the festival, contact childrenswaterfestival@fcgov.com.

Need help getting to the festival? Click here for more information about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Learning in Our Watershed” program. This scholarship initiative provides field trip funding to Larimer and Weld County schools when they take educational field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Thur) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – USDA-ARS (Thur) @ Watson Lake parking
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Thur) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Sat) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – USDA-ARS (Sat) @ Watson Lake parking
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - USDA-ARS (Sat) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Larimer) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – ASCE group (Larimer) @ Watson Lake parking
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Larimer) @ Watson Lake parking | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour, 6+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at Watson Lake in Bellvue and finish in downtown Fort Collins – approximately 6 miles one way or 12 round trip. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you need help procuring a bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Camp Collins/Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including the Downtown Whitewater Park, ecological restoration at Natural Area sites, and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Weld) @ River Bluffs Open Space | Windsor | Colorado | United States
Pedaling the Poudre – ASCE group (Weld) @ River Bluffs Open Space
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online. Come pedal...Read More
Pedaling the Poudre - ASCE group (Weld) @ River Bluffs Open Space | Windsor | Colorado | United States

NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TOUR, but interested individuals or groups can sign up for future tour dates by clicking here and filling out an interest form online.

Sign Up Here!

Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a four hour, 13+ mile biking tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at River Bluffs Open Space in Windsor and finish Western Greeley – approximately 13 miles one way or a 26 mile round trip. This event is recommended for more experienced riders, therefore we recommend bringing your own bike for the tour.

  • General tour topics:
    • Early history and settlement of Windsor/Greeley (e.g. the Union Colony)
    • The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law
    • Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River
    • Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including ecological restoration at Natural Area sites and new storage/diversion projects

We look forward to riding with you soon! And thank you for supporting the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area! For more information about PHA’s Pedaling the Poudre program, click here.