Grand County fifth graders get a dose of prior appropriation knowledge

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From the Sky-Hi Daily News (Tonya Bina):

Jon Ewart of the Colorado Division of Wildlife showed students the spawning process of live salmon and the importance of lake and river health for fish; Jim Pokrandt of the Colorado River District had students “draw the perfect river town”; and Dick Batura of Search and Rescue showed students how to perform a Swift Water Rescue. In another room, Ali “Atom” Goosens of Mad Science featured demonstrations on fire, ice and wind.

Similar festivals are held on the Front Range to engage students on the importance of the resource. Werner calls it a “trickle up” theory of education. “It takes a couple of generations before every kid in Colorado understands we have to conserve every drop,” he said.

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