Forests to Faucets


The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch

16002 E. Smith Rd

Aurora, CO 80011

This workshop is a 3 day workshop.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Forests to Faucets: Aurora’s Water Resources

July 18-20, 2017


In this interactive workshop you’ll learn, first hand, where your water comes from. You’ll explore our mountain watersheds, learn about the effects of forest fires on our water, conduct water quality studies, tour a Xeriscape garden and visit water and wastewater treatment facilities. You’ll walk away with the nationally recognized Project Learning Tree and “Project WET” (Water Education for Teachers) curriculum guides, a better understanding of where your water comes from and access to innovative educational opportunities provided by the Aurora Water and Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space Departments.

Earn 1.5 semester hours of graduate/re-certification credit FREE!

Aurora Water will cover the tuition cost for teachers who teach in the City of Aurora.

If two or more teachers from the same school in Aurora attend you will receive a free GREEN water quality monitoring kit. (A $200 value!)

LOCATION:The workshop will start each day at the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Road, Aurora 80011. We will travel to the mountains, Aurora Reservoir and our Water Purification Facilities throughout the workshop via bus. Dress for the outdoors and be ready to do some hiking on gravel trails and lots of walking! The course will run from 8:00 am- 5:00pm, lunch and snacks will be provided.


A $50 fee is required to reserve your spot. Checks will be returned upon completion of the workshop.


Space is limited and application forms will be accepted through Friday, June 9, 2017. Preference will be given to educators working within the City of Aurora, those teaching science or related subjects, as well as teams of two or more teachers from the same school.  All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than June 16, 2017.  If you are in need of special accommodations, please let us know on your application form. Please direct all questions and application forms to:

  • Natalie Brower-Kirton, Aurora Water15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. #3228, Aurora, CO 80012 (ph) 720-427-6029(fax) 720-859-4386Email: nbrower@auroragov.org


FREE! $50 deposit, returned upon completion of workshop

Continuing Education Credit:

1.5 optional, register on-site

Grade Level: k-12

Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017

The registration deadline has passed. You may call the office at 303-466-2720 to check availability of late registration.

*If you register and later need to cancel your registration -
Two weeks or more before workshop date: fee will be refunded less $5 for processing
Less than two weeks before workshop date: fee is non-refundable, but you may use your payment towards a future PLT workshop.

Questions? Contact Shawna Crocker, scrocker@colostate.edu or call 303-466-2720.