Our Water Story

When we turn on our faucets, why do we expect that safe, clean water will come out?  How do our past and present actions as humans impact that expectation?

A place-based, curriculum-sharing workshop for K-12 teachers, focusing on the interaction of humans with their water resources in an Albany County setting. This half-day workshop will be offered on Saturday, September 21, 2024 in the morning.

We will meet at the high school to let participants meet one another and set the stage for our time together. Then, we will move outside to get a big-picture view of our watershed and visit nearby springs and geology, which will help you, the educator, better understand the outdoor learning opportunities as they relate to our local water system.

The first 10 educators in Albany County’s K-12 system to sign up will receive a $200 stipend funded by Wyoming Humanities. Additional participants are welcome but will not receive a stipend.

What the Workshop Will Cover

Our Water Story will include basic facts about the hydrologic cycle and the components of our local water sources, explore how scientific facts are presented to the public, and examine competing demands for resources.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with visual arts materials to depict water resources and consider how historical trends and cultural diversity influence the arts.

A basic curriculum will be provided, along with time to collaborate on content area and grade-appropriate modifications.

This workshop builds on the Laramie High School Mural Project and is being offered with the support of Albany County School District #1.

The workshop will begin with a light breakfast and conclude after lunch (provided). In-town carpooling is part of the workshop.

Please use the registration form to indicate accessibility and dietary needs.

Questions? Email Paul Taylor at [email protected] or Michelle Visser at [email protected]

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