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Discovery Begins Here

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The GetWET Observatory is one of two outdoor hands-on groundwater education facilities in the Rocky Mountain Region. Located on CSU property along Spring Creek is a groundwater well field that allows students to study the interaction between the creek and the groundwater.

GetWET hosts approximately 800 students per year from grade school through grad school. Students study water quality and quantity issues and how they relate to use, conservation, and flooding.

Teacher institutes have attracted 75 teachers from Front Range communities interested in making the study of water more engaging and interactive.

Site Description

Pre- or Post-Visit Groundwater Model STEM Kit

Field Backpacks

Useful Web Links

GetWET STEM Experience


Primary funding from the College of Natural Sciences.

Additional funding from
the Bohemian Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Park Service,
the Colorado State
Science Fair, Inc., as well as private donors.

B307 Natural & Environmental Sciences
1231 East Drive
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1802

p: (970) 491-1700
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