Teacher Information

Northern Water offers a range of resources for teachers, including printed materials, DVDs and speakers for in-class presentations. Topics include:

Other general topics include:

  • History of water development
  • Poudre River history
  • Current water issues

Northern Water also coordinates children’s water festivals with area school districts.

DVDsUnder the Great Divide: The Story of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, a 23-minute description of the C-BT Project.

Green Fields, a 14-minute video produced in 1943 that discusses C-BT construction.

Driving a 13-Mile Tunnel, a 36-minute feature on construction of the Alva B. Adams Tunnel.

Northern Water - Celebrating 75 Years, a 5-minute video about Northern Water's 75th anniversary on Sept. 20, 2012 and a brief history of Northern Water and the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

Anthology is a DVD containing four Northern Water videos: Green Fields, Green Echo of Snow, The Barrier Between  and Under the Great Divide.

To view most of these videos online, go to the Online Videos page. Teachers may request copies of these DVDs by using the contact information at the end of this page.

In-class presentations 
Resources for teachers include in-class presentations. 

Printed Materials

Printed materials available to teachers include water conservation fact sheets and handouts on irrigation and proposed water projects.
These publications can be downloaded:

For more information contact:

Zach Allen
Communications Specialist
970-622-2239
zallen@northernwater.org