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The New Mexico SEPA project engages rural Hispanic and American Indian middle school students in the science around us, through curricula, summer camp, field trips, career days, school gardens, nature hikes and other learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis is placed on role models, health careers, healthy living, and natural history. Learning activities are inquiry based, culturally appropriate and educationally sound. Frequent “think tanks” ensure teacher input and guidance. Professional development is aligned with the program objectives and needs of the teachers.
Davis, Sally; Shiraz Mishra; Alejandro Ortega; and Kathryn Peters. "The Science Around Us: Partnerships to foster interest and competency in science among middle school students in rural NM." (2015). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/prc-posters-presentations/9