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Since 1997, Roaring Fork Conservancy has taught valley students about the precious resource that unites our valley — water. Watershed education programs are available to school, youth and civic groups year-round. All our programs incorporate inquiry learning, hands-on activities, and relevant place based content for students in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Custom Programs
With a staff of quality environmental educators we are able to create and provide new and different educational programs. Topics we can cover include anything related to rivers and water including but not limited to weather, ecology, riparian plants and animals, water law, water resources, water history, water chemistry, water quality, groundwater, geology, wetlands, literature studies, fly tying, and more. Please contact us to discuss your class needs and we will be happy to work with you. 

Outdoor Education Programs
Many schools in the Roaring Fork Valley provide varying degrees of Experiential Education/Outdoor Education programs for their students. We are glad to provide educational programming prior to student river trips. Many times we have been able to send one of our educators on school river trips and provide environmental education programming during the trip. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist your school's program.

Partnering Schools

Thanks to the following schools for their past support: 

Alpine Christian Academy
Aspen Community School
Aspen Country Day
Aspen Elementary School
Aspen Middle School
Aspen High School
Basalt Elementary School
Basalt Middle School
Basalt High School
Growing Years Pre-School
Cornerstone Classical
Carbondale Community School
Crystal River Elementary

Carbondale Middle School
Marble Charter School
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Ross Montessori
Mount Sopris Montessori
Glenwood Springs Elementary School
St. Stephen's Catholic School
Sopris Elementary School
Glenwood Springs Middle School
Glenwood Springs High School 
Roaring Fork High School
Two Rivers Community School
Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork






 Roaring Fork Conservancy's Watershed Education programming is aligned with the 2012 Colorado Environmental Education Plan. Learn more about the CEEP here.


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Schedule a Program

Call Christina Medved at
927-1290 or email

Schedule early - programs fill quickly, especially in the spring!

All programs have been correlated to the Colorado Academic Standards and we strive to help teachers meet curriculum needs using many of Marzano's Best Practices.

Program Fees
Minimum suggested contribution: $50/hour, however, programs are available regardless of financial ability. Your school may qualify for financial assistance through one of our education grants.


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