Many questions arise as to what happens when a generation grows up disconnected from its historical, natural and cultural heritage – such as, who will be the future stewards of our national parks and heritage areas? Who will be the keepers of “America’s story?”
Learning in Our Watershed™ has been designed with these questions in mind. The Poudre Heritage Alliance provides grant funds and curriculum support to K-12 teachers in Larimer and Weld Counties for student field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. Our mission is simple – to help youth understand and value the Poudre River and their water heritage, ensuring a next generation of river stewards. Learning in Our Watershed™ covers a range of topics from water quality and management, to invasive species, agriculture, wildlife, Native American history, early European settlers, healthy ecosystems, and much more.
Thank you to Rotary Club of Fort Collins, the National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation for supporting the Learning in Our Watershed program. During the 2018-2019 school year, these program partners help fund 36 field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage and its partner sites, which had a total impact on over 3,000 students!
Stay tuned for information regarding grants for the 2019/2020 school year! We will make an announcement when funding becomes available. To learn more about the Learning in Our Watershed program click here.