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This project started with the hope that we could create a place where those who live in the Four Corners Region of the Southwestern U.S. could find a community of people with whom to talk with about the complicated issue of water, and see and talk about the water issues that are important in this region.

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We are Water springs from an exciting collaboration between scientists, Indigenous science educators, learning researchers, informal educators, and library staff. Designed for communities in the Four Corners Region of the Southwestern U.S., in particular Indigenous and Latinx communities, stories and community voices are highlighted features and woven throughout the exhibit and programs.

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Through experiences with We are Water communities will explore their shared watershed and local ecosystems, and connect with neighbors through their common and unique experiences with water in the region. We hope individuals, families, and communities will share their memories and stories about water, and come together to imagine a future they want for their communities. 

Water, critical and scarce in the Four Corners Region, connects us through our shared place and unique stories.

Contact Us


Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
University of Colorado Boulder

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Where is the Four Corners Region?

Four Corners Region Map



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