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More Math in River Classroom

Last Wednesday was a particularly snowy one in the Espanola Valley. Fortunately for us, schools were open, and we were able to host River Classroom at NMWC! Last time we met, we were measuring the velocity of the Rio Chama using our new favorite equation D=R*T. This week we wanted to include this useful math … Continue reading

Upcoming Event: Bald Eagle Watch!

Please join New Mexico Wildlife Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for our annual bald eagle count at Abiquiu Lake on January 3, 2015. From our friends at USACE: National Wildlife Federation officials have asked that participants in each state count eagles along standard routes to provide data trends. The basic objectives of … Continue reading

Working on Weather

I love teaching all aspects of Environmental Education, but my very, very favorite will always be WEATHER.  I’m thrilled to get to share it with our fantastic students at McCurdy High School. December can be a difficult time for planning sessions, since many schools have holiday events and/or exams. Due to the exam schedule, we … Continue reading

Abiquiu’s Geologic Rift: Hiking Red Wash Canyon

Last Saturday New Mexico Wildlife Center hosted our first science excursion- a geology hike near Abiquiu, New Mexico. Our guide was the fantastic Kirt Kempter, geologist and extraordinary photographer. Kirt is one of the best interpretive speakers I’ve ever met, and he does a wonderful job explaining geology. We hiked up Red Wash, which opens … Continue reading

Rainy Day on the Rio Grande

On Thursday, December 4 we headed down south to visit Santo Domingo for our first official day on the Rio Grande. The weather forecast was awful, but we were hoping that the rain would hold off until the afternoon. Our students at Santo Domingo had never been to the river with us before. Many had … Continue reading

River Velocity on the Rio Chama

Last Wednesday our River Classroom headed north to the Rio Chama to fulfill a data request. Several interested parties wanted to know the speed of the river below Abiquiu Dam. There are several ways to measure the velocity of a river. The professionals use current meters, which can cost hundreds of dollars. Right now that’s … Continue reading