Water knowledge offered at Adams State University
A thriving community needs people who understand the connection between water and pretty much everything else, from the environment, to the economy, to our food supply, and to our future.
To help students and the community better understand the water challenges and opportunities in the Valley, Adams State University is again offering the introductory Water 201: Water Functions and Fundamentals course, for the Spring 2023 semester.
Water 201 will be taught by Kevin Boyle of the Colorado Division of Water Resources. He brings his deep knowledge and understanding of water to the program.
Kevin is teaching the course in order to help students and community members broaden their knowledge of the legal framework surrounding water. He hopes that course participants will gain a working knowledge of how water resources are administered in Colorado – with an emphasis on the Upper Rio Grande Basin.
Participants will join Adams State students to learn directly from experts, local water users and managers. Field trips will provide hands-on understanding of regional water use on the ground.
The water studies classes are designed to:
- Prepare students for challenges that lie ahead
- Enhance professional development across diverse career paths
- Increase community and civic participation for a sustainable future
Classes begin Jan. 17, 2023.
Community members can register to audit Water 201 as a “Listening Course” for $150 for the full semester. Register online here.
In addition to being available for Adams State students, local high school students can enroll in this course as a concurrent class for early college credits. Students can register through their school counselors.
Adams State students enrolled in the course are eligible for $400 scholarships for WATR 201.
For more information about this and other water studies courses, click HERE or email SalazarRioGrandeCenter@adams.edu.