Saturday Science Workshops 2021-2022

Location:  In response to COVID-19, our workshops will be presented on Zoom.
Confirm your registration by clicking the SFPS hyperlinks below – not on Open Access as in the past.
You will receive an invitation via email one week before the workshop. 

All workshops will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact SFSI (Susan McIntosh) at:
tel: 505-231-0493

October 09 – “Native Pollinators of New Mexico” –                        

Gr K-6

Incorporating insects, especially pollinators, and the plants that they visit into the science classroom, through observation and documentation, modeling, and hands-on exploration.

Instructor: Olivia Messinger-Carril – Educator / SFSI Consultant         

November 06 – “Science Literacy – Building Confident Readers & Writers of Non-Fiction Text” –         

Gr K-6

Exploring Life Science with non-fiction text, reading & writing strategies to support and enhance students’ comprehension by understanding text structures and formats. Strategies appropriate for the needs of ELL students.

Instructor: Diane Garber- Educator and ELA Consultant   

November 13 – “Patterns in Nature” –                                                                                                   

Gr 3-8

Learn about different mathematical patterns that we can observe in nature, with a focus on the Fibonacci sequence.

Instructor: Mollie Parsons – Educator, Cerise Consulting   

January 22 – “Backyard Birding”                                                                                                    

Gr K-6

The Great Backyard Bird Count in Feb is a great way to have students participate in a global community science monitoring event! Learn about some of the common bird species found in Santa Fe, how to collect and use data in your classroom.  

Instructor: Katie Weeks – Community Educator, Audubon SW 

February 12 – “Science Literacy – Finding, Understanding Organizing & Recording Information” –   

Gr 5-8

Teaching and learning strategies for students navigating informational & scientific text.  Reading & writing strategies to support students’ comprehension with text structures and formats.  

Instructor: Diane Garber- Educator and ELA Consultant

March 26 – “Wildfires” –                                                                                                                                           

Gr 3-8

 Understanding wildfires in New Mexico and how they impact the ecosystem of local species of                              

 plants and animals.                                           

 Instructor:  Mollie Parsons – Educator, Cerise Consulting

April 02 – “Native Flowers” –                                                                                                                                

Gr K-6

Native Flowers of New Mexico.  Trees, flowers, and shrubs of New Mexico–their importance 

in maintaining ecosystem function, and ways to celebrate them in the classroom.

Instructor: Olivia Messinger-Carril – Educator / SFSI Consultant