Education and Outreach / Watershed Education / Adult Education and Community Outreach

Adult Education & Community Outreach

Roaring Fork Conservancy offers field-based educational programs for adults through its Watershed Exploration programs. These action-packed programs are designed to bring participants to amazing places in the watershed and teach them about particular water issues from local and regional experts. Explorations include river floats, hikes near important riparian habitat, tours of water diversion projects, and volunteer habitat restoration projects. 

For a list of upcoming Watershed Explorations, please visit our events calendar.



Most Watershed Explorations are FREE due to support of county and city agencies and through donations made by individuals like you. Please consider a donation to Roaring Fork Conservancy so we can continue to provide these invaluable programs.

Adult River Education Glenwood Canyon

Mike Wilde teaches about entrada sandstone layer geology.

River Ecology Interpretation for 1st Year Raft Guides


Each spring, Roaring Fork Conservancy offers River Ecology Interpretation to first year white water rafting guides. These three-hour, on-water trainings allow dozens of commercial river guides to learn about the Roaring Fork watershed's health, flora, fauna, water issues, "plumbing", and cultural history. Trainings are discussion-oriented and tailored to meet interests and needs of the participating guides and outfitters. Each guide receives a packet with additional resources as well.

Pitkin County Open Space & Trails partially underwrites these programs. Thank you to the local outfitters who find this program valuable for their first year guides and continue to request it!

Whitewater rafting companies who go through our River Ecology Interpretation each year include:

Aspen Whitewater Rafting
Blazing Adventures
Blue Sky Adventures
Defiance Rafting Company
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Whitewater Rafting

Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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