Join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 1 pm ET/11 am MT for the free Blue Trails Guide monthly webinar. Dan Omasta with River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow will describe how communities can implement a community-based approach to watershed conservation using experiential education as a primary tool.
River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow (RRAFT) based in western Colorado is non-profit outfitter that combines environmental education with stewardship on rivers throughout the Southwest. During this free 30 minute webinar, Executive Director Dan Omasta will highlight the multi-faceted, community-based approach to watershed conservation they have implemented. He will discuss a series of methods that can be used by communities across the country to bolster projects along local rivers. Much of the dialogue will focus on a series of trips that empowered a wide range of river runners – high schools students to civilians with disabilities – to better appreciate and protect the ecosystem on the Gunnison River near Delta, Colorado.
Participants will learn:
1. How and why it is important to Incorporate service into experiential education
2. The three legs of sustainability (environmental, economic, social) as core principles of experiential education & the model RRAFT has developed
3. The successes and challenges of collaboration and stakeholder development as it relates to experiential education and RRAFT’s work in the Gunnison River watershed
Join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 1 pm ET/11 am MT. Reserve your spot today!
Photo Credit: River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow