Grandview Elementary School fourth-grade students participated in an interactive water study that helped students learn about their water system.
Pam Wright of the West Greeley Conservation District, visited Grandview on Sept. 26 and presented all the fourth-graders with information about how floods affect channel shapes, healthy riparian vegetation, the effects of structures on the river channel and basic river functions, said Grandview fourth-grade teacher Lucinda Orr.
Orr said students were able to see the effects of water flow down the river during drought seasons and during seasons where Colorado residents experience more than average rainfall.
Orr said the students were able to use their knowledge to adjust to the town and other structures around the river to allow for a safe and healthy river environment.
Grandview had three rotations of students, and Wright set up a River Water trailer to provide hands-on and an interactive look at water systems. Each rotation lasted about 30 minutes.