Teacher Professional Development  

Wastewater and Aquatic Biology Class for K-12 Classroom Teachers

We offer a professional development course each summer for K-12 classroom teachers. In 2024, we will offer a class titled “Wastewater and Aquatic Biology” on June 20. The class includes interactive classroom instruction, participation in a field-based project, and a tour of the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility in Denver. Professional development graduate credit is available.

Teachers learning in the field
Jordan Parman, Water Quality Scientist Senior, leads a teacher course in the field.

Virtual Classroom  

Metro Water Recovery now offers a 30-minute live virtual classroom experience hosted by one of our knowledgeable employees. Tailored to 8- to 10-year-olds, students will (virtually) learn about the wastewater treatment process from start to finish by watching a five-minute video and a short PowerPoint presentation that reinforces what was demonstrated in the video. There is also time for live interaction and Q&A.

Virtual classroom sessions are suitable for in-person classrooms, remote learners and homeschoolers.

Use the form on this page to inquire about or request a virtual classroom session.

School room


Our 90-minute outside walking tours let you experience the sights, sounds – and smells – of wastewater treatment.

On a tour of our facility you will learn:

  • Learn the basic concepts of how wastewater is treated. 
  • See how microbiology, chemistry, physics and environmental science link to important environmental impacts & issues. 
  • Learn our responsibilities for the household products & chemicals that we use. 
Aeration basins at the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility
Northern Treatment Plant Visitor Center

Contact Us

Call us with questions or use this form to inquire about our teacher professional development classes.
Main line: (303) 286-3000 

Maritza Franco – Public Information Specialist or 303-286-3184