Apply for the Our Land Teaching Fellowship!
Over the past three years, NMPBS has aligned science and social studies lesson plans for middle school students with environmental content from the television program, “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present, and Future.” This NMPBS series highlights local issues and people related to environmental topics like wildland fire, climate change, careers in science, public lands, rivers, and more.
Now, we’re inviting teachers to apply for the Our Land Teaching Fellowship and teacher training event on Saturday, June 22 in Albuquerque.
The fellowship will provide 12 New Mexico teachers with a $500 stipend to attend a one-day workshop about climate change, PBS LearningMedia, and Our Land—and a session on the co-creation of new lesson plans most relevant and interesting to New Mexico's middle school students.
The fellowship will also include opportunities for additional activities and resources—and lay the groundwork toward a cohort of leaders who are working with students on issues around climate change in New Mexico.
This isn’t a PED or APS required training, nor a training during which teachers will sit inside all day, listening to presentations or watching videos. There will be hands-on activities and opportunities for small group conversations. In addition, we want to learn from you (and from what you learn from your students), energize your new school year, and build relationships with teachers and students around the state.
The deadline to apply is April 10, 2024. This is a private event and you must apply to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Quijada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More About the Fellowship
In June 2017, NMPBS debuted “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present, & Future,” with longtime reporter Laura Paskus. On Our Land, NMPBS would cover challenging issues like climate change, water scarcity, pollution, forest fires, energy development, and nuclear waste, and do it in a way that would articulate a love of place and community. Now in its seventh season, you can watch Our Land on the PBS App or YouTube. Mollie Parsons has also created middle school lesson plans for New Mexico students based around Our Land content and available on PBS LearningMedia. In 2024, Our Land has a grant from the PBS’s Climate Station Engagement Initiative, which is funding this teacher training.
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