Sep 9, 2016 –
MESA Central Inner region East Mountain High School students and teacher Marie Booth experienced the beauty of the land to help inspire their year of learning. Students started the day by meeting with Bernalillo County Open Space Coordinator Colleen McRoberts at the amazing Carlito Springs property. After hiking the trails and learning about the vegetation, water and history of the land our group had a delicious picnic; some with their toes in the Springs. After lunch, we headed downhill to Tijeras Creek. There, students met with Soilutions engineers Jim Brooks and Joanne McEntire to help with the Tijeras Creek Remediation Project as an entry into Service Learning and understanding the land around them.
Our group got hands on by removing exotic invasive plants, helping to construct retaining features on the land and learning about the ways and wonders of water flow. A big thanks to the students, staff and mentors of the day. Congrats to students Christian, Corey and Hannah for being great leaders.