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Teacher Training: Learning about Water

Last Saturday was the second in our series of Saturday teacher trainings for the Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Title II New Mexico Higher Education Department, which NMWC is hosting in conjunction with Northern New Mexico University. Last month we discussed geology. This month we moved on to a very important topic in New … Continue reading

Lake vs. River Ecosystems

Yesterday was Wednesday, and that means River Classroom! We missed two of our scheduled trips this month due to PARCC testing, but fortunately we were able to reschedule and make up one session yesterday. Students met at the picnic area below Abiquiu Dam. Our mission: explore the Rio Chama and Abiquiu Reservoir! We’ve taken many … Continue reading

Valles Caldera Adventure

The great thing about taking an Earth Sciences class in New Mexico is that this state seems to have almost every kind of Earth Science! Oceans are the obvious exception to this, but fortunately Ms. Berryhill’s class at McCurdy High School is learning about volcanoes. We have plenty of those. Last Thursday we took our … Continue reading

2014 by the Numbers

March is taken up by state testing and Spring Break for many of our students, but here at NMWC we are busy planning the rest of the year and the upcoming summer. We also had a chance to look back at the last year. Our program has expanded in a big way since last summer, … Continue reading

Atoms, Water, and the World

Yesterday was one of our best classes yet at Santo Domingo! The weather really hasn’t cooperated with our trips down south, and yesterday was very, very cold. Instead of forcing the Santo Domingo 4th graders to stand out in the cold, we met them at school for some hands on science. We began by introducing … Continue reading