Our Rolling Rivers trailer is a large, interactive model of a watershed, similar to our local San Juan and Animas rivers. It is available for free annual visits to your event or classroom. The trailer is an engaging lesson about rivers, erosion, watersheds, and where our water comes from; students and grown-ups alike love it! It is in high demand every spring, so we recommend scheduling 2 months in advance. Want to learn more? Watch our Introduction video below, and view all our Rolling Rivers Trailer videos on our San Juan SWCD YouTube Channel.
Quotes from Teachers and Students
“My students loved the rolling river water trailer presentation! It went right along with the concepts being taught in our 6th grade science classroom.” ~Faith Spilsbury, 6th Grade Science Teacher.
“The sink hole was so cool!” ~Jayden, 6th Grade Student
“I liked learning about the Earth’s processes.” ~Zoe, 6th Grade Student
“I liked learning about how you protect peoples land from erosion.” ~Casey, 6th Grade Student
“I liked seeing the trees and fences used to help farmers gain their land back from erosion.” ~Kaelynn, 6th Grade Student
“I liked learning that humans can make it rain.” ~Dakota, 6th Grade Student
“I would highly recommend the Rolling Rivers Trailer and Andy’s dynamic presentation to classrooms of all age groups. Andy made sure to tie his presentation into our standards about factors that change the earth’s surface like erosion and deposition. Your students will walk away from this presentation with extremely meaningful context and real-world connections to their earth science curriculum! Even better is that Andy very intentionally structured the presentation around real world factors that affect watersheds and the context of San Juan County. It was important for students to connect what they were learning to the nuances of the San Juan and Animas rivers that they are familiar with. I would highly encourage any teacher to enhance their earth science curriculum and studies about our local environment by bringing the Rolling Rivers Trailer to their class!” ~Tim Morris, 6th Grade Science Teacher
happening. One way is to put concrete around the river but the water doesn’t get to the plants around the
river so concrete isn’t one good way to prevent erosion. Another way is to put plants around the river this
helps slows down the river because for erosion to happen the water has to be quick so the plants slows
down water causing the land to stop from being broken down.” ~Alicia, 6th Grade Student
flow on land but concrete is not always the best choice of material to block water.” ~Sophia, 6th Grade Student
plants can strengthen a river bed, and about deposition.” ~Zane, 6th Grade Student