The Bosque Education
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. [at Rio Grande Nature Center]
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. The curriculum is downloadable on the website,
Features of the Bosque Education Guide curriculum
- Over 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
- Energy and matter in ecosystems
- Bird migration
Workshop activities will occur indoors and outdoors. Participants should dress in comfortable clothing for the weather that day, good walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
Cost: $3 per vehicle day-use fee (exact cash or check) for Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Workshop fee: $25 includes curriculum and binder (700+ pages), laminated kit, expert facilitator guides, and refreshments; paid through online registration.
Refund Policy: Registration is refundable up to one-week prior to the workshop.
Questions: Contact Tish Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org or Rio Grande Nature Center
Rio Grande Nature Center is located at 2901 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
It is west of Rio Grande Blvd; at the end of Candelaria turn right into the RGNC. We will be meeting in the Education Building on your right/east as you enter.
This workshop is offered through funding from the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center and US Fish and Wildlife Service—Valle de Oro, co-sponsored by the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.