EEANM will partner with four NM MainStreet Program locations–Raton, Farmington, Grants and Truth or Consequences–to hold teacher workshops using the secondary module of Project Learning Tree (PLT), Places We Live. The PLT guidebook offers a planning curriculum as a way of assessing and affecting the urban environment.
The MainStreet Program is a historic preservation and downtown revitalization program that can work well with an environmental urban planning curriculum. The teachers who attend the workshop will receive a stipend and commit to some follow-up student engagement with their local MainStreet program activities. We are excited about the potential to strengthen local community MainStreet efforts and increase students’ civic engagement with this partnership.
Dates for the 2015 workshops are as follows:
- Farmington – August 29
- Raton – September 5
- Truth or Consequences – September 12
- Grants – October 3
This article was originally published in EE Connections for April 2015 [PDF].