River of Change

Adapted from the Bosque Education Guide, learn what the Rio Grande and its bosque looked like 2000 years ago (Rio Bravo), what caused it to look the way it does today (Rio Manso), and what it could look like in the future (Rio Nuevo).

Explore what BEMP is doing to monitor the Rio Grande and its bosque, while discovering your own ways to improve the health of our ecosystem.

History of the Rio Grande (for all ages!)

Knowing the history of a place and an ecosystem helps us learn, acknowledge, and connect with events and people in the past. This is a brief timeline of big events that shaped the Middle Rio Grande, its bosque, and Albuquerque in the past 2000 years.

NGSS: 3-LS4-4 & 4-ESS3-2.

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Historia del Río Grande (¡para todas las edades!)

Conocer la historia de un lugar y un ecosistema nos ayuda a aprender, reconocer y conectarnos con eventos y personas en el pasado. Ésta es una breve cronología de grandes eventos que dieron forma al Medio Río Grande, su bosque y Albuquerque en los últimos 2000 años.

NGSS: 3-LS4-4 & 4-ESS3-2.

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Rio Bravo

Follow this worksheet (in English or Spanish) as you watch the River of Change - Rio Bravo (Part 1) video to learn more about how the Rio Grande and its bosque used to look like ~2,000 years ago.

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Rio Manso

Follow this worksheet (in English or Spanish) as you watch the River of Change - Rio Manso (Part 2) video to learn more about all the changes the Rio Grande and its bosque have experienced over the last ~2,000 years to make it look like it does nowadays.

Rio Nuevo (Part 1)

Follow this worksheet (in English or Spanish) as you watch the River of Change - Rio Nuevo (Part 3.1) video to learn more about the future of the Rio Grande and its bosque.

Rio Nuevo (Part 2)

Follow this worksheet (in English or Spanish) as you watch the River of Change - Rio Nuevo (Part 3.2) video to learn more about the future of the Rio Grande and its bosque and what YOU can do to help the longevity of it.