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Feb. 7, 2008 - Locke, former Hastings College professor, to lead trails course
Dr. Will Locke, Hastings College emeritus professor of teacher education, will lead a camping tour of the Rio Grande Trails, June 21 – 27.
The public may register to participate, and college credit is available.
Participants will travel to the Upper Rio Grande River in the high country of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Trip leaders include: Locke, Gilbert Adrian, Hastings College emeritus professor of biology; Fred Condos, Hastings College emeritus professor of teacher education; and Sandra Warner, Hastings Public Schools instructor.
Rio Grande Trails course includes:
• Acquiring content knowledge and teaching ideas in the outdoor classroom of the mountains, valleys, and canyons of the Upper Rio Grande.
• Hiking in the footsteps of and learning about the tribes, Spanish Conquistadores, miners, and ranchers at the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
• Studying water issues of the Southwest and Great Plains.
• Visiting Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico, a land of stunning beauty and site of world famous dinosaur finds.
• Participating in a dig at Ft. Garland in the San Luis Valley.
• Hiking in the 1807 footsteps of Zebulon Pike at Medano Pass and the Great Sand Dunes.
• Examining environmental issues such as wilderness preservation and endangered species.
• Practicing orienteering, geo-caching, use of GPS, and teamwork games.
• Engaging in fly-fishing (and philosophy) on the Upper Rio Grande.