Place-based learning about climate change and the environment makes it more relevant and meaningful to students. There are many environmental education programs and learning opportunities in New Mexico from field trips to classroom visits, school gardens, open spaces, state parks, citizen science, and partnerships with museums.
These high-quality sites include lesson plans and activities for students to learn more about climate change in New Mexico and the southwest, how it affects them, and what they can do. Several organizations in the state offer teacher workshops and other professional development opportunities.
Classroom visits from organizations and individuals can be an important part of learning for students. Educators from organizations share expertise on local ecosystems, science topics, and sustainability of local resources.