Educational Tools and Programs

Ground Water Model

The ground water flow model is an interactive display that demonstrates the movement of pollutants through the soil.  It provides a great visual on how pollutants in one area can impact waters of another area.  This display is 2 inches thick by 2 feet long by 1.3 feet tall.  The District staff is available to demonstrate the model in your classroom or facility with advance reservations.  You can also reserve the model for your use.  The model is provided to you free of charge by the Longmont Conservation District by calling the office at (303) 776-4034 ext. 3.

How does it work?  Through the use of dyes as pollutants we are able to show what happens in deep and shallow wells, streams, bedrock and impervious zones.  Gravity pulls the pollutants through the model and into lakes and other surface water for a exceptional visual.

Stream Table

This teaching tool is used to demonstrate the formation of deltas, changing aquifer levels, erosion of stream banks, changing land formations by obstructing stream flow, and many other processes that can only be observed over periods of time in the real world.  The model is compact and classroom useable -- 66 inches by 25 inches by 35 inches tall on a wheeled cart.  Staff is available to demonstrate the model in your classroom or facility with advance reservations.  You can also reserve the model for your use.  The model is provided to you free of charge by the Boulder Valley Conservation District by calling the office at
(303) 776-4034 ext. 3.

How does it work?  The inclined stream bed levels off at the lower end to form a lake.  Water will fill the lake and drain into a reservoir under the stream table bed.  The flow of water is controlled with output valves connected to a pump.  Water is pumped from the reservoir onto the stream table bed to simulate flowing water. 

Other Education Programs Available

The other programs that we have available currently are derived from programs in Project Wet and other conservation curriculum.


Feeling soils for texture


Testing infiltration of water in various soil types


Becoming water droplets and vegetation to understand water erosion.


Incredible Journey -- Water Cycle

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