Bosque Education Guide Workshop - Jan. 3, 2014 - ABQ

Rio Grande Canada Geese - photo by Jeff Potter

The Bosque Education Guide Workshop

Friday, January 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

The Bosque Education Guide is an interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande Valley ecosystem. The curriculum provides classroom-based and field activities for students grades K-12. For the central activity, students construct a model of the Middle Rio Grande and then manipulate the paper and cloth pieces to demonstrate human impacts over the last two hundred years. Later, they "restore" the ecosystem. More information about the curriculum and some downloadable materials are available on the website,http://nmnaturalhistory.org/bosque-education-guide.html

Features of the Bosque Education Guide curriculum
699 pages of K-12 activities
Correlated to New Mexico education standards
Spanish materials available for download
Background and appendices for teachers
Suggestions for service learning in the bosque
Topics include:
The geology of the valley, surface and groundwater
Demands on the river’s water budget
Flora & fauna of the valley
Natural history & human influence
Fire in the bosque
Workshop information
Workshop activities will occur indoors and outdoors. Participants should dress in comfortable clothing for the weather that day and bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant as needed. A sack lunch and water bottle will be necessary as well. Workshop participants will receive the curriculum and an accompanying kit. The only cost for is the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s $3.00 per vehicle day-use fee (exact change or check).

To reserve a space, call505-344-7240.
The workshop and the materials for participants are offered through funding from the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center and the workshop is co-sponsored by the NM Museum of Natural History & Science and the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park with long-term support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Bosque Initiative Group.

Karen Herzenberg
Instructional Coordinator
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Event Date & Time: 
3 January 2014