Students participate in water summit

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Photo courtesy Sally High
Al Pfister engages sixth-graders in understanding the connection between our San Juan River watershed and the water ecology of the southwestern United States.

By Keith Bruno
Special to The SUN
On April 25, sixth-graders in Kristin Hentschel’s science classes participated in a water summit.
What is a water summit, one might ask? In this case, the idea was an instructional inventory of the students’ perceptions about our beloved San Juan River, prompting questions about how this watershed is and should be managed, and brainstorming strategies for water security moving forward.
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Photo courtesy Al Pfister
Sixth-grade science students at Pagosa Springs Middle School show off their artwork and acrostic poem of watershed words, created with Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership environmental educators. Pictured are
James Jolley, Sami Goudie, David Tsosie and Layla Novak.