the Economics of Colorado Water

November 10, 2018 - Denver

If you live (and teach) in Colorado, you should know this stuff. We’ll start with the fundamental tenets of western water law, i.e., the doctrine of prior appropriation and set it up with an economic problem – the allocation of scarce resources. Then we’ll probe major current water issues – water transfers, basin of origin protection, maintaining stream flows, Native American water rights, all from an economic perspective.

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his topic can be an engaging way to teach the economic fundamentals of scarcity, choice, cost, natural resources and allocation mechanisms. 

  • Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (all K-12 welcome)
  • Time:  8:30 am  - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Denver
  • FEE: $25*
  • Optional Credit: ½  UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.
  • Faculty: Mark Smith, Ph.D., Colorado College; guest presenter Tim Sheesley, Chief Economist, Xcel Energy; mentor teacher Kurt Gutschick, Valor Christian High School
  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

$50 & $100 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $50 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $100 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
*REFUND POLICIY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.