Programs & Tours
School classroom programs
These programs teach students about the water cycle and how it specifically relates to Castle Rock. Our Water Conservation Specialist Rick Schultz will come to your classroom and provide a 60 to 70 minute interactive presentation directly relating to several Earth Science Standards (fifth and sixth grade).
The students are able to not only learn about water as a resource, but participate in hands-on activities for deeper understanding, and relating that knowledge to where they live.
The presentation includes:
- The water cycle
- Where Castle Rock gets its water
- Groundwater and surface water-renewable and nonrenewable resources
- Stormwater and water quality - the impact of human civilization
- Importance of conservation - and our Town’s goal
- Students help build an aquifer in a fish tank
Plum Creek Water Purification Facility tour
Watch your water get treated by touring the Town’s state-of-the-art Plum Creek Water Purification Facility - one of the Town’s Legacy Water Projects. The facility’s unique design uses a five-step treatment process to purify both groundwater and surface water:
- Chemical pretreatment
- Flocculation / sedimentation
- Greensand filtration
- Membrane filtration
- Post-filter chemical treatment
Want to know what all of those steps entail? See them in action during tours of the facility. Tours are held at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, and last about one hour. There is no cost for the tour.
Reservations and appointments are required. Complete the reservation form, or call 720-733-6000. Special tours can be scheduled for groups larger than 10 people.