Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosted a three-day international teacher workshop in early November. The purpose of this workshop was to bring teachers from Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Carlsbad, New Mexico, together to learn about the northern Chihauhaun Desert.
The teachers had the opportunity to discover and explore the desert environment in two national parks, Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns. The educators were also introduced to the Lincoln National Forest through a presentation by a ranger from the U.S. Forest Service.
The teachers participated in training through Project Learning Tree, an organization that provides environmental education curriculum resources that can be integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subjects.
Participants in the workshop engaged in educational activities that included a Carlsbad Caverns curriculum guide that can be used in their classrooms. The eventful weekend provided educational opportunities, fun activities and lasting contacts.