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Education Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view
Sam Stein, CWCB
37:40
Hi Mike, We will make the slides available to attendees.
Kat Weismiller, CWCB
37:45
https://engagecwcb.org/
Bethany Howell
47:28
Totally agree, Kelly
Lisa Darling
47:49
Yes!!
DK - ColoRiverDistrict
49:41
Good morning all - Dave Kanzer, Colorado River District here...I am repping the Gunni Basin - unfortunately, I am double booked and having to multi task - so will be monitoring but may not be able to actively participate, sorry
Bethany Howell
58:58
*raises hand*
Hillary Hamann (University of Denver)
01:04:48
@Bethany....click on the "reactions" icon to find the raise hand button (you also need to lower your hand afterwards) :)
Scott Williamson, WECo
01:06:39
Bethany - I love that approach. It reminds me of how many science educators do their work in the classroom. Identify preconceptions/misconceptions and develop experiences that will help directly address those preconceptions.
Hillary Hamann (University of Denver)
01:11:03
A recent article by my graduate student and I may be of interest to some. It's a review and synthesis of definitions of and research on "water literacy." We've identified a number of misconceptions among both youth/student and adult/public populations. The article is publicly available: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/10/2803
Scott Williamson, WECo
01:11:15
Russ - on the turnover, I think it would also be helpful to examine how issues of inclusivity and turnover may (or may not) relate.
Scott Williamson, WECo
01:12:22
https://www.cowateredplan.org/critical-water-concepts.html
Bethany Howell
01:17:28
I think that's a great idea, Lisa and Casey
Casey Davenhill, Colorado Watershed Assembly
01:17:39
I would recommend having PEPO work groups at existing statewide or regional events...not reinvent the meeting.
Casey Davenhill, Colorado Watershed Assembly
01:18:31
You are all invited to the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds October 5 & 6 in Avon:-)
Bethany Howell
01:18:38
Is Water Congress back in person in August? I heard a rumor that it was
Lisa Darling
01:18:54
Yes! I heard it's a go
Mallory Hiss, CO Rural Water
01:19:14
*raies hand*
Mallory Hiss, CO Rural Water
01:19:21
*raises hand*
Janet Marlow
01:22:47
Have you considered involving other industries into your conversations to help get the "correct" message out. I unfortunately have to jump off and go to another meeting but I would love to explore the opportunity for us to get more involved. I am a REALTOR and am here as a rep for the Colorado Association of REALTORS along with Mike Budd.
Kelly Romero-Heaney
01:23:51
Water Congress in Steamboat 2021- Woohoo! Can't wait to have you all back in my town!!!
Jared Romero, TRCP
01:24:08
There are several additional water focused programs at the Universities in the State. I think they are a natural group to connect with. Universities also have great alumni networks that they can distribute water educational materials to as well.
Julie Kallenberger
01:26:12
Hi all, I'd love to share more about efforts at CSU; however, I'm feeling under the weather today. i'd be happy share next time we come together. In the meantime, you can learn more at
Julie Kallenberger
01:26:21
https://watercenter.colostate.edu/swim/
Scott Williamson, WECo
01:26:29
Thanks Mallory. We bring water festival coordinators together to share - the coordinators do all the real work!
Julie Kallenberger
01:26:36
https://watercenter.colostate.edu/studentfellows/
Lisa Darling
01:26:41
Feel better, Julie!
Julie Kallenberger
01:26:58
https://watercenter.colostate.edu/ges120/
Bethany Howell
01:28:23
I love the connection idea between realtors and water community - they really are one of the first entry points for people completely new to how water is used in their new community
Julie Kallenberger
01:29:17
Thx Lisa! I had my second vaccine yesterday and I'm recovering from an accident. A double whammy today!
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
01:29:55
For those of you looking to discuss these and other water issues in person: Watershed Summit will take place June 24 at Denver Botanic Gardens (co-hosted by CWCB, OWOW, Denver Water, Aurora Water and Resource Central): https://www.botanicgardens.org/our-impact/water-stewardship/watershed-summit
Hillary Hamann (University of Denver)
01:35:06
I agree with Jared Romero's comment. Higher Ed institutions are a ripe ground for educating and building civic engagement among a population who may be from out-of-state, but also often end up staying in CO! There are great water institutes at a number of institutions, but we can all do better to communicate and coordinate!
Mike Budd Vail
01:37:17
Regretfully, I have to jump off for another meeting. Thanks everyone
Alli Schuch
01:37:22
We have had great success with our Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance in the FC Watershed. Great way to engage that industry. Clean Water = Great Beer
Lisa Darling
01:37:36
Thanks, Mike!
Jayla Poppleton, Water Education Colorado WEco
01:39:00
That's really exciting Mary! I'd love to follow up and see how WEco could support you with any curriculum or resources.
Casey Davenhill, Colorado Watershed Assembly
01:39:37
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture has some great resources that could appeal to FFA https://southplattebasin.com/learn-more/edu-resources/
Bethany Howell
01:39:39
There are so many opportunities for partnerships, I am excited that we have a ripe ground for addressing water in so many places outside our traditional RT scope:)
Robert Sakata
01:40:54
I would agree with Kelly that the method of outreach being dependent on the audience. In NE Colorado I do a monthly radio interview on KSIR. It goes to what Bethany mentioned about developing relationships. Does anybody know of any good Colorado water Podcasts?
Ayla Besemer - Water for Colorado
01:41:25
Water for Colorado is hosting an event along these lines on May 26: “Cocktails, Craft Beer, and the Colorado River.” We have a panel of four distillers and brewers who will be discussing that relationship between clean water and great drinks! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkce-spjkvG9EtgbaAmaJUDMkJqMoB9NKp
Devon Buckels
01:41:35
The Water Connection is running a Clean Water Challenge with universities and colleges statewide. Would love to share info on that and our experience.
Bethany Howell
01:41:43
Robert, CWCB has started one and we have one in the Rio Grande called the Big River Podcast (4 episodes so far)
Devon Buckels
01:41:45
Also let me know when we can discuss innovation...
Meredith Brown
01:44:52
American Rivers hosts a great podcast called We Are Rivers. It’s not only Colorado, but many episodes focus on CO and the West: https://www.americanrivers.org/podcast/
Jayla Poppleton, Water Education Colorado WEco
01:45:14
Theres' also the Mountain and Prairie podcast with Ed Roberson from Palmer Land Conservancy: https://mountainandprairie.com/podcast/
Paul Fanning
01:45:31
The Winter, 2014 issue of Headwaters Magazine captured a lot of engagement ideas: https://www.watereducationcolorado.org/publications-and-radio/headwaters-magazine/winter-2014-education-engagement/
Scott Williamson, WECo
01:45:44
Elaine, getting the credits for realtors and lawyers is really important. I wonder if there would be interest in a how-to training to get local programs accredited?
Sam Stein, CWCB
01:46:50
https://cwcb.colorado.gov/podcast
Robert Sakata
01:49:56
Everybody, wow this is a really interesting discussion and I wish I could stay but I have a conflict so I have to drop off. Education is critical, maybe because I have so much to learn, so keep up the great work. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to reach out to me. rtsakata@aol.com THANKS for all that you do!!!
Ayla Besemer - Water for Colorado
01:51:37
ayla@waterforcolorado.org
iPhone (4)elaine
01:53:09
could this chat stream be made available to us? Emailed out?
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
01:54:25
Agreed, Devon!
Casey Davenhill, Colorado Watershed Assembly
01:58:06
Innovation is unique from education. Great point Devon!
Sam Stein, CWCB
01:58:34
Hi Elaine, We can send you the chat stream and make it available to others attending.
Jayla Poppleton, Water Education Colorado WEco
01:58:44
I agree with this too....I think we've tried to educate in order to foster innovation but the goals are often distinct.
Meredith Brown
02:00:52
Business for Water Stewardship works on this specific topic of working with businesses on water conservation! Molly Mugglestone leads this work in Colorado.
Ben Wade
02:00:55
I'll keep an eye out for that application, Devon!
iPhone (4)elaine
02:02:36
sorry, didn’t mean to have my hand up
Jayla Poppleton, Water Education Colorado WEco
02:03:07
Water utilities also often have a water audit program for commercial water users to help them identify opportunities to conserve...very important but not as holistic as looking across a supply chain to identify full water footprint and opportunities to reduce
Bethany Howell
02:04:16
There is a lot going on in the Front Range that is awesome, I'm wondering if we can have a conversation another time about how to bring those types of ideas to rural areas where small capacity within our water communities to do this seems overwhelming.
Scott Williamson, WECo
02:05:15
Devon - have you been attending the Colorado Water and Land Use Alliance meetings? Also, one of the outcomes in the Statewide Water Education Action Plan is that "Where relevant, local and state policies, regulations, and practices demonstrate a consideration of impacts on sustainable water resources." I would love to hear about your findings in the policy gaps in the Denver area.
Devon Buckels
02:07:21
The engineers haven't won our water competition yet! Winners were: industrial design twice and environmental science.
Casey Davenhill, Colorado Watershed Assembly
02:09:38
Maybe 'Communication and Innovation'.
Jayla Poppleton, Water Education Colorado WEco
02:11:45
I think this conversation really highlights that there are many different goals under the water education umbrella, as well as different audiences, and different tools/strategies are needed depending on those other variables. To give us a common anchor/plan to work from, can we go back to the bigger picture SWEAP framework and build it out with more strategies/actions/specifics collaboratively?
Casey Davenhill, Colorado Watershed Assembly
02:14:11
Strongly agree with Jayla's comment.
Scott Williamson, WECo
02:15:51
https://www.watereducationcolorado.org/programs-events/water-educator-network/
Jared Romero, TRCP
02:16:00
Thank you everyone, great meeting I need to jump to another meeting.
Ayla Besemer - Water for Colorado
02:17:09
Thank you!
Meredith Brown
02:17:15
Thank you so much!