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RiverXchange® is a hands-on, project-based program in the Albuquerque metro area of New Mexico where students advocate for watershed health in their community!

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RiverXchange connects 5th grade students to the middle Rio Grande watershed through multiple in-class presentations with partner agencies and experts, a field trip to help plant trees and restore the Bosque along the Rio Grande, and an environmental action project. Ciudad SWCD has offered RiverXchange® to the community for over a decade, thanks to local funding from the Middle Rio Grande Stormwater Quality Team.  

RiverXchange is a standards based curriculum developed for New Mexico to help fifth grade students understand watersheds, water in our society and river ecosystems. Students in New Mexico learn about stormwater, arroyos and the Rio Grande watershed through classroom guest speakers and experiential learning. Awareness of local water issues helps to empower students to make decisions regarding their local water resources.

The RiverXchange program can be found in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Bernalillo Public Schools. For more information visit or contact Ciudad SWCD at (505) 225-RIVR(7487) or .   


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