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Riparian Zones: Where Culture and Nature Collide

Explore the environment along the Rio Grande and how nature and culture flourish in this area.

Download Teacher Lesson Plan

Students can download and print the age-appropriate resources below:

Download Student Activity Packet (Grades: K-4)

Download Student Activity Packet (Grades: 5-8)

Download Student Activity Packet (Grades: 9-12)

Use the interacive presentation below to complete the activitiy packets. You can make the presentation full screen by clicking the icon in the upper right hand corner. Then you can navigate the presentation using the arrows in the lower left hand corner.