New Mexico MESA

New Mexico MESA

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Monday, September 18-22nd, 2017; 8-2:15 pm September STEM Showdown @ Rio Mora NWR


North and North Central Region schools will be enjoying a day full of STEM hands-on workshops at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Watrous, New Mexico.  This event is a collaboration with NM MESA, New Mexico Highlands University, Rio Mora NWR, Denver Zoo, Friends of Las Vegas NWR, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The event will happen the full week of September 18th -22nd and schools will pick which day they would like to attend.

Students will receive a variation of field stations such as: 

  • Geospatial GPS Workshop
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Restoration Ecology and Hydrology
  • Community Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Socio-cultural Perspectives in Medicinal Plants
  • In addition, students will get to go through a speed dating session to personally meet with local community STEM Professionals.  They will receive information and explore different STEM careers offered at New Mexico Highlands University.

Important Information & Forms to have before the trip:

Directions to the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge

Student Minor Photo Release Form

Adult Photo Release Form

Things to Consider for the trip:

Students and chaperones must wear appropriate clothing for being outside in varied weather; preferably long pants, no shorts, skirts, etc. Also, appropriate footwear, no sandals, flip-flops, ONLY covered toe shoes.  It is also encouraged that students wear sunscreen, or a hat. Personal items such as cellphones, ipads, ipods, etc. need to be kept in a safe place, as we will not be responsible for any lost, broken or stolen items.


*** Lunch is on your own. Please plan to bring sack lunches as we do not know what else is available in Watrous.


POC: Alejandra Olivas & Nick Kunz




NM MESA Partners
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