Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP)
The Mid Rio Grande Stormwater Quality Team funds a special Stormwater Science program taught by BEMP. A combination of in-classroom and field curriculum, the program teaches students that the health of the Rio Grande is directly tied to the health of the surrounding watershed and arroyos. By helping students understand that runoff comes from all over the city, they see how they can individually make a difference to improve the condition of the river. See the most recent BEMP class report here.
The Mid Rio Grande Stormwater Quality Team helps fund RiverXchange, a program of Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District that connects 4th-6th grade students worldwide and teaches them about water resources. See the most recent RiverXchange report here.
SSCAFCA’s Arroyo Classroom
SSCAFCA’s Arroyo Classroom program for third graders began as a pilot in 2013 to promote safety near natural arroyos, awareness of the local environment and to teach students about the arroyos’ value as wildlife habitat.
The program focus areas include Arroyo Safety, Animal and Plant Adaptations , Burrowing Owls , and Bats.