Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It's not often that our office - a team of five people - gets to go on a field trip, but today we went to the Rio Grande Aquarium.
The aquarium shows an interesting and informative 20-minute video about the Rio Grande. Since we have a new member of our team from Delaware, who is a "foreigner" when it comes to the Southwest; and since our office does fundraising for a number of UNM projects dealing with Rio Grande water resources, our leader, Betsy, thought it would be good for him to see the video as an introduction to the ecological, agricultural, social, economic and political issues of water conservation in this part of the country. And, she figured, it wouldn't hurt for the rest of us to see it either. So we made the excursion to the aquarium today. Unlike school field trips, we didn't have to bring sack lunches, because Betsy treated us all to lunch at a local cafe.