Students Visit UNM

Students Visit UNM

October 2015

In October, about 85 of the students who go to Cuba Middle School visited the University of New Mexico for a day of learning about scientific research and careers in science. The visits were sponsored by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) to UNM from the National Institutes of Health. The SEPA program provides students and their teachers, families, and rural communities with opportunities to learn about science and health outside the classroom. 

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Students Learn Biology and Geology and Engage in Physical Activity on a hike near Torreon

Students Learn Biology and Geology and Engage in Physical Activity on a hike near Torreon

September 2015

Seventeen Cuba Middle School (CMS) students spent this year’s National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 26) on a Hike with their Principal. Organized by CMS Principal Lynn Vasquez, the hike allowed students to learn while being physically active and enjoying the outdoors. Mr. Dennis Vasquez, Park Superintendent for the National Park Service (NPS) and Principal Vasquez’s husband, also joined the group for the hike.

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SEPA Students Experience Astronomy

SEPA Students Experience Astronomy

September 2015

Students at Cuba Middle School had an opportunity to learn about stars, planets, galaxies, comets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies. Astronomers study our Universe and the objects within it. On Friday, September 11th 2015, astronomer Dan Klinglesmith gave a presentation about comets at a school-wide assembly. Dr. Dan explained that comets are made from ice and dust, similar to a dirty snowball. After Dr. Dan showed pictures of famous comets, students helped him crush dry ice in order to make a model of a comet in the middle school gym.

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Second Annual Science Summer Day Camp

Second Annual Science Summer Day Camp

June 2015

In June, students from Cuba Middle School, Lybrook Middle School, Coronado Middle School, and Lindrith Area Heritage School spent a week of their summer vacation at Science Summer Day Camp. The camp, which was held at Cuba Middle School, was a result of the partnering efforts of dedicated teachers, community members, and the Science Education Partnership team at the University of New Mexico (UNM). 

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Jemez Mountain School District End of the Year Celebrations

Jemez Mountain School District End of the Year Celebrations

May 2015

The University of New Mexico Science Education Partnership (UNM SEPA) team collaborated with the Jemez Mountain School District during the district’s annual Culture Day on May 1 and annual Field Day on May 19. On Culture Day, the UNM SEPA program, “The Science Around Us,” emphasized the traditional foods of New Mexico and their health benefits. Students and their families tried samples of blue corn mush, prickly pear fruit jam, corn, beans, and squash. While they were eating, they could play a game that helped them learn about the origin and history of common foods. 

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Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument

February 2015

Students from Cuba Middle School visited the Petroglyph National Monument, where they learned about New Mexico’s unique geologic features and its unique cultural history. Mr. Dennis Vasquez, the monument’s superintendent, talked to the students and told them that there are 58 National Parks in the United States, including 16 in New Mexico. 

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Students Visit Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Students Visit Chaco Culture National Historical Park

October 2014

Students from Cuba Middle School visited Chaco Culture National Historical Park to experience a part of New Mexico’s history. The University of New Mexico Science Education Partnership team went with the students to lead an activity about New Mexico’s role in the cultivation of foods eaten around the world and the food and nutrition of early Puebloan cultures. 

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Day Camp Exposes Students to Science Activities and Science Careers

Day Camp Exposes Students to Science Activities and Science Careers

June 2014

Twenty-five enthusiastic sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from Cuba Middle School, Lybrook Middle School, and Coronado Middle School spent a week of their summer vacation at Science Summer Day Camp this past June.  The Science Summer Day Camp was held at Cuba Middle School as a result of the partnering efforts of dedicated teachers, community members, and the Science Education Partnership (SEPA) project of the University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center.  

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Students from Coronado, Cuba, and Lybrook Middle Schools Learn at Explora Science Center and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Students from Coronado, Cuba, and Lybrook Middle Schools Learn at Explora Science Center and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

April 2014

Students from Coronado, Cuba, and Lybrook Middle Schools Learn at Explora Science Center and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

In a series of field trips sponsored by UNM’s Science Education Partnership, over 155 students visited two of the 

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Students Learn about Health and Health Careers at UNM

Students Learn about Health and Health Careers at UNM

October 2013

Have you ever been to a BATCAVE?  Middle school students from Cuba, Lybrook, and Coronado Middle Schools have – but not the bat cave where Batman lives.  Students at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM train to become doctors and nurses at a special facility called the BATCAVE (Basic Advanced Trauma Computer Assisted Virtual Experience).  

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