Teacher Workshops

Forests to Faucets Teacher Workshop

Each year, SJMA, Mountain Studies Institute, Water Information Program, and Fort Lewis College host a two days, hands-on exploration of our local watersheds for teachers. Designed for local teachers’ to teach their students about where water comes from – because it doesn’t just come from the faucet. Curriculum guide is based on the children’s book “My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains”.

Dates: Stay tuned for summer 2021 dates

Location: TBD

Program includes:

  • Place Based learning
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on field experience in the San Juan River watershed.
  • Travel reimbursement for Montezuma County teachers
  • Social Distance Friendly
  • Includes free teaching kit and curriculum guide fro your school
  • Optional 1 credit from Adams State University ($55 fee) upon completion of course and homework
  • Certificate for 16 contact hours

If you are a teacher and would like us to visit you and your classroom, please contact one of the following individuals:

  • For Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio Schools –Adriana Stimax
  • For Pagosa Springs, Silverton, Telluride Schools – Amanda Kuenzi


Click for a guided visual tour of each watershed!

Additional Workshops

SJMA offers teacher workshops on a variety of topics, including:

Workshops on other topics may also be available.  If you are interested in having a workshop in your area, contact MK Gunn.