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Alpine Hydrology Course

  • Durango Rec Center, Windom Room 2700 Main Ave Durango, CO, 81301 United States (map)

Change of location!

The Alpine Hydrology Course will now be held at the Durango Rec Center in the Windom Room.

2700 Main ave. Durango CO 81301 WINDOM room

Saturday, March 14th 8-5

We look forward to seeing you there!

What do El Nino, off-road vehicle use in Moab, and alpine talus fields have in common?  Join scientists from CU-Boulder to explore  the connections between snow hydrology and the role of dust in nutrient cycling in the Colorado alpine. Learn how much water is stored in the snowpack and where to find data on current and past snowfall. Build upon this understanding with a primer on links between human activities and biogeochemical cycles, such as the nitrogen cycle, and how they affect the quality of the Colorado water supply. 

Mountain Studies Institute, in partnership with Learn More About Climate, National Science Foundation (Award #1124576), Biological Sciences Initiative, and ScienceLIVE, is excited to offer teachers, informal educators, and interested partners a workshop opportunity to learn from expert scientist-educators on bringing the Colorado alpine into their classrooms. We are planning for this year’s Alpine Hydrology workshop to be held for a full day in Durango. Through hands-on/minds-on activities for grades 6-16, we will bring the nitrogen and carbon cycles, and the microbial communities that drive them to life. 

Please read over this important information for registrants:

  • Don't forget to register if you haven't already!

  • Participants will need to bring a labtop or tablet with Excel for data analysis activities

  • If you would like to receive the Continuing Education credit, please bring a check book to pay $70 for 0.5 Graduate Credit for Teachers. Registration forms will be available at the event

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