What is My Water Comes from the Rocky Mountains about?

The story of My Water Comes from the Rocky Mountains, written by environmental educator Tiffany Fourment, takes children on an illustrative journey from the snow high on the Continental Divide to water in their faucet tap. The book is illustrated by Dorothy Emerling and was edited from the first edition by Lindsay Weber and Kenneth Nova. This educational narrative introduces children in the Rocky Mountain states to the distinctive wildlife, ecosystems, and diverse uses of water along the way from the mountains to the plains.

What is the purpose of this website?

The story of My Water Comes from the Rocky Mountains was sent to 2nd-6th grade classrooms in the Rocky Mountain region, including New Mexico , Colorado , Wyoming , Montana , Idaho , Kansas , and Utah , reflecting the importance of the snowpack from the Rocky Mountains for the entire region. The participating children created original artwork and descriptions that are all viewable on this website. Selected artwork will also be included in the final publication of the book.

How do I find my artwork?

Simply click on the "search for art" button at the top of this page. You can search by one of the following: entering your first name in the top box, choosing your school from the drop-down list in the middle, or choosing your state from the drop-down list at the bottom. Next, you'll see a list of artwork with the artist's name and description of their work. Click a picture to see a high-resolution downloadable image.

What else can I do on this site?

Learn more about the Rocky Mountain water cycle in general and the book itself, including the contributors, by exploring the buttons at the top of this page! You may return to this page any time by clicking on with the book title at the top.

Please contact lternwt@colorado.edu with questions, comments or for technical assistance regarding this web site. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.