Quoted TextThe Teacher Open House provides free admission for all teachers of any grade level and any subject to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Explora, and the Albuquerque Museum. All exhibit halls are open, including special exhibits. DynaTheater and Planetarium shows are available. There are over 50 additional exhibitors of low-cost or no-cost classroom materials available in all four museums. Discounts at all Museum shops plus music, special events, and refreshments. "Trick or Treat" for teachers; bring a bag and fill it with free "goodies."All museums are open and free to teachers during this event.
Wednesday, September 22 (when I get the time I will post it but I assume it will be the same as always 5:30-8:30)
Free admission for all teachers of any grade level and any subject to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Explora, and the Albuquerque Museum. All exhibit halls open, including special exhibits, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Free DynaTheater and Planetarium shows will be available. Over 50 additional exhibitors of low-cost or no-cost classroom materials available in all four museums. Discounts at all Museum shops plus music, special events, and refreshments. "Trick or Treat" for teachers; bring a bag and fill it with free "goodies."""
Come visit the NM Museum of Natural History, Explora & Science & ABQ Museum. You will not be disappointed with all the free materials and resources you obtain.....don't bring the kids as this is an event for teachers and bring a rolling suitcase you will need it trust me, rubber bands and a pen to sign onto email lists and to get more free materials online.... HINTS: Don't sign up for the shows and you will be able to get through all the resources AND bring a buddy so you can each get multiples of things to divide up later so each one of you don't have to hit every table cause you might not have enough time to get to each resource...
Oh and you can bring your teacher ID or homeschool letter from the State if it makes you feel more comfortable but no one will ask for it and you do not have to show it to get into the event. When I first went to these things homeschoolers were welcome but the people at the organizations really did not know how to deal with our needs but over the past few years things are totally different and when you say 'we homeschool' no one blinks an eye and some of the groups even have programs geared just towards our students. Realize too that a lot of the groups don't have things for us and are more for traditional schools.
Quoted TextGreetings from the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park!
Below please find information about the FREE workshop for the Bosque Education Guide curriculum. Please share with interested persons and post at your school. Thanks!
The Bosque Education Guide Workshop (please see attached flyer)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m.
at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Join other educators in getting to know this amazing hands-on, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande bosque ecosystem.
For more information, visit the Bosque Education Guide website: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/BEG/index.html
To reserve a space: call (505) 344-7240
The only cost for participants is the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s $3.00 per vehicle day-use fee (exact change or check).
Hope you can attend,
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
2901 Candelaria Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
New Mexico State Parks: Short Trips…Long Memories; Your Best Recreation Value Close to Home
Quoted TextMedieval Living is once again offering introductory classes on making chainmail armor and weaving with the inkle loom. We had such a great response to these classes last spring that we want to offer them again! For those unfamiliar with Medieval Living, we are providing these classes to homeschool families throughout New Mexico - the classes are free. We need to limit class sizes to ensure that we are providing quality instruction. If there is enough interest in a particular class, we will be glad to hold additional sessions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to attend one or more of these classes.
September 7 - Chainmail Armor - Cherry Hills Library (east Albuquerque) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
September 14 - Chainmail Armor - Haynes Park gazebo* (Rio Rancho) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
September 21 - Inkle Loom Weaving - Cherry Hills Library (east Albuquerque) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
September 28 - Inkle Loom Weaving - Haynes Park gazebo* (Rio Rancho) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
*The gazebo is on a first-come, first-served basis. I have an easy-up shelter that we can use in case someone else grabs the gazebo first! Although the weather can be quite nice during September, it can easily be unpredictable - so if it's raining cats and dogs, we probably won't be meeting. Dress should be appropriate for outside activities.
We will be offering additional classes in October and November - visit our website and blog for updates!
http://medieval-living.com/wordpress - blog
http://medieval-living.com - website
Medieval Living, Inc., is a 501(c)3 public charity registered in the state of New Mexico.
Quoted from JenniferDJust passing this along...it seems like short notice to be mailing checks for reservations, so I'm sure she'd be fine with you bringing payment to the class.
Dear Friends of Albuquerque Backyard Farms,
We are very excited to present a new workshop called "Keeping the Bounty from Your Garden: Food Conserving Made Easy" with Suzanne Maxwell and Lora Roberts. This afternoon will be a feast for all your senses, as you harvest, smell, taste, listen to the birds outside, and admire the beautiful environment while you learn.
Date: Saturday, September 11
Time: 1:30 to 5:30 PM (If your schedule allows, please join us for potluck lunch at Noon. You may also wish to consider coming to the morning workshop - see below.)
Location: "Small Potatoes" sustainable homestead in Placitas. We will send directions by email with your pre-registration confirmation. Thank you to Suzanne Maxwell and John Kail for hosting this workshop at their residence!
Cost: The cost for the food conserving workshop will be $15 to be paid in advance by check.
Registration: Spaces are limited since this is in a private home. To confirm there is space, please email
Then to hold your spot in the Food Conserving workshop, mail a check for $15 to: Melanie Rubin, 324 Aliso Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. If you are registering for both workshops please mail a check for $30
Bring if You'd Like: A snack to share on the afternoon break, and a potluck dish if you are coming for lunch.
Topics to be Covered:
- Simple canning techniques
- Best food drying methods
- What to know when you're freezing produce, including how to make freezer jam
- Quick pickling and traditional pickling
- Fermentation, lacto fermentation, and making dairy products
We will have an opportunity to harvest from "Small Potatoes" homestead and conserve what we harvest, and we will taste several products of food conservation. This is a beautiful property and home. During breaks you will have time to see the homestead, enjoy the views, socialize, and snack.
Morning Workshop: Introduction to Sustainability
From 9 AM to Noon on September 11, Suzanne Maxwell will lead a workshop called "Introduction to Sustainability" at "Small Potatoes" homestead. The cost of the morning workshop is $20.
Come for both the Sustainability Workshop in the morning and the Food Conserving Workshop in the afternoon and pay just $30!
Whether you attend both morning and afternoon activities or not, feel free to join us for the potluck lunch from noon to 1:30 PM.
Here is a description of the Sustainability Workshop:
This introduction to sustainability will use the ethics and principles of permaculture design as the basis for our learning. The focus will be on applying these principles to your specific needs, as participants. This class will include an in-depth walk about of "Small Potatoes" homestead to see these principles in action.
We look forward to seeing you on September 111
In the Spirit of a Green World with Nutritious Food for Everyone,
Suzanne, Lora, and Melanie (email@example.com)
Quoted TextThe Santa Fe Renaissance Fair will be held September 18 and 19 at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.sfrenfair.org/.
While you are there, please visit Medieval Living down in the SCA Village there at the "faire"!!!
Just look for the "yurt" with the big red door - come on in and say "hi" and partake in some of the various activities we will have going througout the event.