Watershed Education for Taos Kids!

$300 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 5 months
Created July 2, 2018
The Watershed Learning Project is a nine-day, intensive program that teaches public school students how important watershed ecology and conservation are. This Rivers & Birds program has been taught since 1999 to over 5,000 students throughout Northern New Mexico!

This Fall, we need your help to make this program a reality for fifth graders attending public school in Taos County.

For 20 years, Rivers & Birds has brought experiential learning to the Taos area, promoting Earth stewardship and outdoor learning to students in need. Many of our youth in Taos County are economically disadvantaged and simply do not have the means to experience the beauty of Northern New Mexico. This program has helped students appreciate their home and cultivated countless formative experiences in the outdoors. Our goal is to guide them in being the next generation of engaged citizens.

The Watershed Learning Project is set up to follow an awe-inspiring lesson plan that has taken years to perfect. The nine-day course includes classroom instruction and trips out into the field, where kids visit Pot Creek, a wastewater treatment facility, and learn about the acequia system as well as Native New Mexican history. Our initial goal of $15,000 will go towards the Watershed Learning Project reaching 60 students from Taos County fifth grade classes in the nine-day program.

All of the money donated will go towards:

· Student bus transportation to and from school
· Learning materials that kids are free to keep
· Production of a 2nd Edition of our awesome Student Workbooks
· Teaching staff wages

Your gift is essential to providing these students the education they deserve in order to learn about our Northern New Mexican watershed and the importance of conserving resources.

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$300 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 5 months
Created July 2, 2018
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