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Exploring the Banks of the Rio Chama

Last Wednesday was a gorgeous day, and we were finally able to get out on the Rio Chama below Abiquiu Dam with our 4th-6th grade River Classroom students from EspaƱola. We’ve struggled to get out on the river because until January 1, flows were much too high to be wading. Since January 1 it seems … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Tierra Amarilla

Last week we were finally able to go snowshoeing with our awesome crew in Tierra Amarilla! Once again PEEC generously loaned us their snowshoes for this wonderful adventure. Of course we had a few obligatory falls into the deep snow, but soon everybody had the hang of it, and we were cruising through a winter … Continue reading

Building Kayaks: Finishing the Frames

Our goal for our January kayak-building class was to finish putting the strakes on the boats. We began where we left off in December. We even learned how to use a new tool- a router! We got quite a bit of work done!   The next time we meet, we’ll begin the process of covering … Continue reading

Weather in the Classroom

Last week our 4th-6th grade EspaƱola River Classroom students were supposed to meet us on the Rio Chama. We ended up having to change plans due to weather, so our students came back to NMWC for the first time since Christmas Break. It’s a new year and a new semester, and we began discussing a … Continue reading

Exploring a Snowy Forest

It’s been a bitterly cold weekend/week in New Mexico, but we didn’t let this put a damper on last Monday’s science exploration. We donned snowshoes and explored the Santa Fe National Forest around Truchas with half of the 7th graders from McCurdy Charter School. For most of these kids it was the first time they’ve … Continue reading

2016 Eagle Watch at Abiquiu Lake

Last Saturday we hosted our 2016 Eagle Watch at Abiquiu Lake! This event is held every year in conjunction with our partners the US Army Corps of Engineers. Every year citizen scientists from northern New Mexico come together to count the number of bald eagles on the lake. Data from mid-winter eagle watches all over … Continue reading