Taking Climate Research to Earth Day

Earth Day celebrations in Taos and Las Cruces were perfect venues for New Mexico researchers to use hands-on demonstrations to discuss their work in climate science to members of the public. This NSF sponsored research focuses on global climate change impacts on New Mexico’s mountain sources of water. A key component of the project is to provide information to the state’s population to contribute to a citizenry that is informed about climate change and its impacts in New Mexico. Having a wellinformed populace is critical for this research project to achieve one of its goals—transforming policymaking in New Mexico by providing tools needed for science-driven water policy decisions. The project also contributes to the state’s future technical workforce by generating interest in science and engineering among women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Amanda White at Earth Day