We are planning events for families and community members to raise awareness for the Reggio-approach to early childhood education. These events will raise awareness towards the importance of "wondering" in children's learning experiences.
September 20, 2015 1-4pm: The Wonder Takes Flight FREE Family Event
Join us at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum for a FREE family event for families with children 0-8 years old. Event will include FREE admission to the Balloon Museum, engagement in fun, hands-on literacy activities that focus on the “Wonder of Flight”, and a hot air balloon demonstration! Organized with sponsorship from the Junior League of Albuquerque and the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.
Register with your child's teacher or HERE!
Families Exploring the Wonder of Nature Series
Bernalillo County Open Space is partnering with The Cottonwood Gulch Foundation and Nature, Nurture, Play to offer monthly family workshops and nature walks that foster a curiosity of the natural world. Workshops led by Cottonwood Gulch will include appropriate information for adult audiences as well as children from ages 8 on up. Nature, Nurture, Play will provide nature walks and activities intended for early childhood (babies-8 years old), however, the whole family is welcome and one adult per three children must attend. All of these events will take place at Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW). For more information about this series or to register for the workshops and nature walks, visit www.bernco.gov/openspace. Space is limited, so register today!
The Kiwanis Learning Garden
The Kiwanis Learning Garden is a parking lot garden built by the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque in 1998 to inspire in New Mexican families a love of nature. It was later expanded by the NM Museum of Natural History & Science to be a picnic spot. Since May 2013, families have gathered once a week to be its caretakers, exploring the outdoor space, planning how to plant and create a garden that is for animals, humans and plants. Through the efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, many community members and businesses have given amazing gifts of time and money to continue the original intent. These include the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, the NM Wonder of Learning Collaborative, Learning Garden Families, Rodgers & Co. Drilling and Jett Emms, for his Eagle Scout project. The practice of documentation (via blog and Dropbox) inspired by the Reggio Emilia way of learning and teaching guides our endeavors. Please visit and enjoy this space that children, with their families and community friends, have created for the public. When you step outside the Museum's front entrance, cross the street to find the Kiwanis Learning Garden behind the Orca Whale tile mural - also, look for the windmill with the Kiwanis "K."