Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative


The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to being a resource for teachers and community members regarding conservation education. This means lessons in the classroom, field trips, interaction with the river study trailer, a national poster contest, high school Envirothon competition and workshops, and an amazing opportunity to engage students with their local environment and natural resources.

Whether it's a science lesson about water quality, a social studies lesson about the history of irrigation and water rights, or an observation turned Language Arts narrative, RGWCEI staff are happy to provide materials, supplies, and an extra hand in creating engaging learning outcomes for kids in all grades.

RGWCEI's partnership with local Valley agencies and farmers and ranchers means that we're all dedicated to providing that education and awareness to our children. With such dedication, there's a real chance that our next generations will be passionate, educated, and eager to be part of their environment.

Current Events

The Envirothon Forestry/Wildlife Workshop will be on Thursday, March 28th. Time and location TBD. RSVP your team to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next RGWCEI Board meeting will take place Thursday, April 11th at 9:00 am at the RGWCEI office.

Save the Date

Schedule your Spring Programs! 

 If you missed our Class to Field options last year, they're back! Click here to learn more about utilizing RGWCEI staff with your class curriculum.

 Fall 2018 Programs






BCYCC FlyTying

Kids at conservation camp observe an expert fly fisherman create lures.


Anti-discrimination Policy: The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation Education Program prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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