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Caring for Our Watersheds

The Caring for Our Watersheds (CFW) program is open to students who live in the Colorado borders within the South Platte River Watershed.

Students are asked to submit proposals that answer the question: “What can you do to improve your watershed?”

  • Students compete for over $6,000 in rewards
  • Participating schools and clubs are eligible for over $11,000 in rewards to be used towards watershed education
  • Improve your final results by booking student workshops and field experiences through the Poudre Learning Center
  • Mentorship available for implementing teams

New to the Program? 

Complete this registration form, and we'll be in touch! We'd be happy to meet with you to discuss the program further. 

Teacher registration

Interested in Booking a Student Workshop?

Complete this form to request a free workshop for your class. Students must have intentions to enter the contest. 

request form

2023 - 2024 Deadlines

August 24, 2023 – Contest opens

December 27, 2023 – Deadline for submitting proposals

May 10, 2024 – Final Presentation & Celebration Banquet

***Free student workshops and mentorship available

Let us know if your class would like to participate.  We will visit your classroom and present the program to your students!

For more information, contact Ivonne Morales ( or visit 

How It Works

 This program is Monday morning ready and fits into STEAM curriculum. The program is offered at no cost, that’s right FREE. Student workshops are available, but not required to enter the contest.

learn more about how it works

PLC Offerings

The Poudre Learning Center offers learning expeditions complementary to the program. This includes field experiences and in-school programming. No additional costs for D6 schools. Scholarships are available!

learn more about plc offerings

Volunteers Needed! 

Community members make up the foundation of this program. Various opportunities are available in both remote and in-person formats. There's something for everyone!

learn more about volunteering

Special Thank You to Our CFW Supporters (Colorado Contest)

Local Host Organization

The Poudre Learning Center

Community Partner

City of Greeley



Community Partner


Community Partner

Poudre Learning Center Foundation

Community Partner