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The CDSN is a great resource for teachers all over Colorado because it can get real information about your area into the hands of your kids. We are not expert educators, but would love some ideas about lesson plans that could be developed using publicly available data. If you have any ideas that you would be willing to post, please email them to We know of many local schools who have taken to their waterways to sample using simple methods for water quality and macroinvertebrates. If you are interested in assisting with Monitoring a local stream and submitting data to the DSN, please check out the Colorado River Watch Program.

River Watch Website

. To volunteer with River Watch, check out the contact links here:

River Watch Contact Page