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RiverXchange

Sponsoring Organization: 
Experiential EE, LLC
Description: 

This innovative, long-term outreach project motivates New Mexico fifth grade students and their teachers to protect local water resources by combining a hands-on curriculum, computer technology and class partnerships. Students become “high tech pen pals” with fifth grade students in another U.S. state or country throughout the entire school year using a private wiki workspace to write about their experiences. Participating classes learn about water conservation and water quality issues/strategies through hands-on activities, participate in a field trip/service learning project, and learn about water resources from guest lecturers who visit the classroom. The project is provided at no cost to participating teachers.

Submission Type : 
Program
Eligibility Requirements: 
Teachers must require students write about their experiences approximately every two weeks.
Other Location Information: 
Current funding allows us to target classes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe County. New future funding sources could enable us to reach other New Mexico communities.
Ongoing Event: 
No
Event Season: 
Year Round
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Katie Babuska
Phone: 
505-975-0036
Email: 
katie [at] experientialee.com
University or College Affiliation: 
None
Is your program statewide?: 
No
State Area Options: 
Central Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Both
Categories
Target Audience: 
K-5th Grade