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New Mexico Resources and Links

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA)

In-Class Water Resource Presentations and Puppet Shows:

Grades 1-12. A water resource educator will engage each class of students in a 45-60 minute hands-on presentation, customized for each grade level and correlated to NM standards and benchmarks. Water conservation, water quality, wastewater, drinking water, water cycle, climate change, water-energy connections. Classroom resources are provided. Spanish language presentations available for grades 1-12.

Grades K-2.  The puppet shows use poetry, movement, games and song to teach students about the phases of water, the water cycle, and water stewardship.  Groups of 40-80 only.

Southside Wastewater Reclamation Plant Tours: Grades 4-12. Learn about the science of wastewater treatment! Only one class at a time, due to safety regulations.

Education website: For activity descriptions, all standards and benchmarks, and to request ABCWUA publications and videos, visit the website’s education page. While there, take a virtual tour of their water system along with curriculum to help students explore our water resources. Free video, curriculum and song downloads!

All About Watersheds

New Mexico’s Forest and Watershed Health Information Clearinghouse provides centralized access to ecological, socio-cultural and economic information related to restoration and maintenance of New Mexico forests and watersheds. The clearinghouse functions as a library as well as a shared workspace.  Free New Mexico-based watershed poster!

Sandia National Laboratories K-12 Education Programs

SNL offers many STEM programs for both teachers and students. Teacher programs include sustained professional development, workshops, scholarships for conferences, and financial support for national board certification candidates. Student programs range from K-12 and include Family Science Nights, speakers, competitions, and recruiting volunteers for your event.

Bosque Education Guide & Workshops

Join other educators in getting to know this amazing hands-on, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande bosque ecosystem.

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP)

Volunteers (mainly K-12 teachers and their students) do long-term ecological research to monitor key indicators of structural and functional change in the Middle Rio Grande riparian forest. Contact Kimi Scheerer.

City of Albuquerque Open Space Program

Offering outdoor programs, Open Space Environmental Outreach, and Get on the Bus to Open Space Scholarship Program.

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshops. Learn more about the natural history of local wildlife, by exploring terrestrial and aquatic habitats of New Mexico. Contact Kevin Holladay.

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer

Offers brochures and classroom materials for grades K-12, many available for download online. 

  • Coyote Tales.  Grades Pre-K-1
  • Rio! The Water Detective!  Grades 2-4
  • Agua Action.  All grades
  • Learning to Xeriscape.  Grades 6-12

NM State Land Office

Energy for Education: two one-hour presentations for Grades 3-5, anywhere in New Mexico. Covers natural resources, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and how they are used, energy consumption and conservation. Contact Miranda Miller. New Mexico Water Resources Page

Lots of great maps showing lakes and rivers, streamflow data, elevation and precipitation for New Mexico.

Other Great Links

Leopold Education Project
National Groundwater Association, Groundwater Adventurers

Project Learning Tree New Mexico

Project WET (water education for teachers)

Project WILD New Mexico

U.S. EPA Drinking Water and Groundwater Kids’ Stuff

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Science for Schools

Water Footprint Network

Wild Earth Guardians

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