'Water in the Desert' Series Wraps Up on Wednesday

November 5, 2015 -- The eight-week “Water in the Desert” series, sponsored by the CNM Sustainability Curriculum Committee, will host its final event on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the L Building, first floor north hall.
November 05, 2015

To be showcased will be work done by students who participated in the project, including posters, films about water issues in the Southwest, an art installation and campus hydration maps created by the Water in the Desert Service Learning students. There will also be a rotating recording presentation about the August pollution from a mine spill of the Animas and Colorado rivers.

The Water in the Desert project was designed to raise awareness of water resource issues and foster pro-social behaviors relevant to water resources at CNM and in the community by providing experiential learning opportunities for students. Throughout the eight weeks, learning opportunities were available through films, seminars and on-campus service activities relevant to a specific aspect of water in the desert.

Those students who completed a minimum of eight hours of sustainability education through the project received a Water in the Desert Certificate.

Planning this cumulative event were Asa Stone, psychology instructor, and Monique Lacoste, communications instructor.