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Coronado High School STEM Challenge Team

Above: NM Wildlife Center’s Education & Outreach Manager Alex Patia (left standing) and Coronado High School science teacher Sergio Torres (right standing) guide students through a lesson on water quality testing on the Rio Chama.  Jemez Mountain Public School District…

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TESOL Teacher Certification

Melisha Martinez was on a very different career path before becoming an educator. Over 10 years while her three children were young, she worked her way up from desk clerk to manager at a Santa Fe hotel with a daily…

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The Impact of ISEC

These videos about the impact of the ISEC program were created by the talented staff at Littleglobe Inc. Special thanks to Chris Jonas and Luke Carr.    ISEC – Inquiry STEM Program Overview [video: align:center]   ISEC – Inquiry Lesson…

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Grant Recipient – STEMarts Lab & Paseo Project

In 2018, LANL Foundation provided grant funding for the STEMarts Lab, in conjunction with its fiscal sponsor Paseo Project, to design an intercultural curriculum and exciting three-day youth workshop called Indigenous Cosmology Meets Particle Physics. Using projection art, students were expose…

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Grant Recipient – Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Story and photos provided Matthew Foster Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) provides comprehensive life skills and workforce development training to youth and young adults across north and central New Mexico. Corpsmembers work on a wealth of conservation and education projects…

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National Board Certification for Local Teachers

LANL Foundation recognizes that the salaries of public school teachers do not match their dedication nor the importance of their work. In an effort to encourage teachers to elevate their earnings as well as their professional practice, the K-12 Program…

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Pueblo Partnerships Strengthen Children & Families

Pueblo communities view their children as gifts. Each child brings a unique offering to the world, and it is the responsibility of not only the family but also the larger community to cultivate those gifts as children grow. The LANL…

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2019 ISEC Teachers’ Institute

Teachers are anything but sedentary during the LANL Foundation’s Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) Summer Teachers’ Institute. As Terri Lindstrom, one of the Institute’s teacher trainers put it, “ISEC allows us to actually touch science.” Kindergarten teachers start their lessons on…

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2019 LANL Scholar Mariah Gonzales

As long as she can remember, Mariah Gonzales has had a passion for reading. Her interest was flamed by an Abiquiu Elementary School librarian who would tip her off to new books and a grandmother who would take her to…

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Grant Recipient ARTsmart

The unique landscape and cultural traditions of Northern New Mexico have long inspired artists, but sadly, many schools within this beautiful landscape lack art education programming. With the support of the LANL Foundation, ARTSmart NM was able to provide free…

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