|New Mexico Resources and Links|
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New Mexico Resources and Links
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.
Puppet Show: Grades K-2. The puppets 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.
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Children’s Water Festival: Grade 4 only. Held each October, students and their teachers experience hands-on activities in the five basic water themes: web of life, general hydrology and the water cycle, watershed/water quality, water conservation, and water and our society. Buses provided. Teachers must apply on-line each April-August.
Southside Wastewater Reclamation Plant Tours: Grades 4-12. Learn about the science of wastewater treatment!
Project WET teacher workshops: Grades K-12. ABCWUA is now a New Mexico Host Institution for Project WET and will be holding trainings for teachers who want to use the Project WET Curriculum in their classes.
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 digital tour of their water system along with curriculum to help students explore our water resources. Free video, curriculum and song downloads!
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!
Project WET’s Healthy Water Healthy People activity booklet for grades 4-7 is now FREE! This booklet provides activities, investigations and experiments to help students understand water quality topics and issues. Contact Matt Cross-Guillén. Classroom presentations on water quality and health also available in English or Spanish.
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. Contact Amy Tapia.
Join other educators in getting to know this amazing hands-on, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande bosque ecosystem.
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.
Offering outdoor programs, Open Space Environmental Outreach, and Get on the Bus to Open Space Scholarship Program.
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.
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
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.
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
New Mexico Ag in the Classroom
New Mexico State University’s Water Testing Program
NM Office of the State Engineer
Project Learning Tree New Mexico
Project WET (water education for teachers)
Project WILD New Mexico
Rio Grande Nature Center/Bosque Education Guide training
U.S. EPA Drinking Water and Groundwater Kids’ Stuff
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Science for Schools
Water Environment Federation curriculum materials
Water Environment Federation, The Aqua Venturer
Water Footprint Network
Wild Earth Guardians
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