Sep 13, 2016 –
North Central Region MESA students attended an exciting event last week, called the North Central Region Community Kickoff. This event was the first of its kind in NM MESA’s long history of facilitating meaningful student learning, and was designed as an intensive few days of workshops and fun to generate enthusiasm for the year among MESA students. Attending schools included Bernalillo High School, Capshaw Middle School, Carlos F. Vigil Middle School, Cochiti Middle School, Espanola Valley High School, Mesa Vista High School, and Santo Domingo Middle School.
Students spent the two days at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge immersed in exploration and investigation. Here are a few highlights:
- TEAMBUILDING GAMES
- WORKSHOPS AND EXPLORATION WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY AND THE DENVER ZOO
- FREE TIME TO RELAX IN NATURE AND SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER SCHOOLS
- MESA DAY PREVIEW AND GUIDELINES FROM REGIONAL COORDINATOR
- VISIT TO FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT
- CAMPING AND SMORES!
- LECTURE BY U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
- HIKE TO PETROGLYPHS AND LOCAL PLANT/ANIMAL ECOLOGY
- SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT TO PREVENT EROSION, WITH RIO MORA NWR STAFF
Special thanks to Elks Lodge of Santa Fe and the Denver Zoo for financial support of this project!!