This guide does more than offer guidance; we hope it offers knowledge, ideas, and passion about a special ecosystem found along the rivers of New Mexico. The focus in particular is an approximately 200-mile stretch of forests and woodlands growing directly adjacent to the Rio Grande in central New Mexico. We call this forest the Middle Rio Grande bosque. We call thus book the Bosque Education Guide.
This guide does not stand alone. Workshops, kits, web pages, handouts on access and organizational contacts, and newsletters are some of the additional tools designed to help New Mexico educators teach about the bosque. We expect this guide will be used in as many different ways as there are teachers who pick it up. However, we provide a recommended approach for using this guide, as well as ideas for inquiry-based learning.