Dates and start times vary, according to your scheduling needs and our availability. Offered year round, seven days a week. Each lesson is 1 hour in length. Field trip lengths vary.
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How does your water measure up? Students explore and analyze water use and pollution in their community. Then, young leaders clean up their community and educate people about water pollution, which may involve marking storm drains, hanging up flyers to educate people about their water, or creating upcycled art to inspire and educate others to keep waterways clean. Students will leave the program feeling connected to local and global ecosystems and empowered to help keep local and worldwide water clean. Denver Zoo facilitates two lessons, and provides teacher support (including a teacher meeting), curriculum, and materials for 7 lessons.
Empower your students to become engaged citizens and environmental stewards by incorporating a better understanding of water and its role in a sustainable lifestyle. Denver Zoo staff facilitate two lessons (one with live animals, one project-based) and provide ongoing teacher support, curriculum, and materials for 8 lessons. Past projects have included water audits at the students’ school or in their community, community education and clean-up projects, and native plant landscape planning. Project selection is driven by student interest and ability, and students take complete ownership of the final product. To see a program overview, click here.
This special program is limited to schools located in the Denver Water service area, and includes field trips to Denver Zoo and Denver Water’s Recycled Water Plant. Empower your students to become engaged citizens and environmental stewards by incorporating a better understanding of water and its role in a sustainable lifestyle. Denver Zoo and Denver Water staff facilitate nine lessons (including two field trips), and the teacher facilitates two lessons. Denver Zoo provides ongoing teacher and student support to guide students through the development of their own community project. Enthusiastic high school environmental science classes or classes whose goals are to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-driven, community and career-based programming are a great match for the program. Click here for a program overview. Transportation costs for field trips to Denver Water and Denver Zoo are reimbursed by Denver Water! This program has 11 lessons to be facilitated over approximately a 10-18 week period. We encourage you to plan and submit an application for this program far in advance. Before registering on-line, please fill out this application and submit to Kara Polansky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about the impact this program had on students and their community here!