On Monday, May 6th the Upper Ark partnered with Canon City Exploratory School and several other organizations to bring a day of water activities and education to approximately 90 enthusiastic 3rd and 4th grade students. Partners included the USFS, BLM, AHRA, Canon City High School, City of Canon City, Raft Masters, and Fremont Adventure Recreation. Special thanks to Dominique Naccarato, Executive Director for the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) for co-leading the Awesome Aquifers activity with the District. Students learned about the interaction between groundwater and surface water and got to build their own aquifer model.
The District also had the opportunity this month to lead an aquifer station for GARNA's annual 6th grade field trip. We always have fun leading this activity, teaching kids about aquifers and the potential for alluvial storage. It's great to use interactive and hands on activities to break apart complex water topics and get down to the basics- everyone learns something!