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Confluence Institute 2021: Focus on Watershed

A Summer 2021 Workshop for K-8 Teachers

Delivered in partnership with the Poudre Learning Center in Greeley with additional requirements online.

Confluence Institute includes activities, field research and tours; which will help in building the participants understanding of basic watershed concepts especially as related to the Cache la Poudre & South Platte Watersheds. It will also explore current water issues in north central and northeastern Colorado.

The focus this year will help to understand the impact of the recent fires on the watershed. By learning about the watershed around them through this program, participants will connect the information and activities provided to the new 2020 Science Standards and NGSS disciplinary core idea at their grade level. A Project Wet Activity Guide will be provided. Activities within the Guide will be modeled during the Institute.


  • Eligibility

    Prerequisite: NONE, but Participants should be in-service K-8 school teachers.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

  • Register

    Step 1 – Application to Institute

    The first step will be to fill out this short application for the Poudre Learning Center.

    Step 2 - Register with UNC

    If you are notified of acceptance, you will then register for the course through UNC:

    Use CRN: 40940

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Amy Nicholl

    UNC Extended Campus

  • Once You Register

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website.

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.