Jeff will be teaching classes and workshops at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and Santa Fe Community College throughout 2019.
To find out more about these classes and other classes at SFBG and SFCC, as well as how to sign up, follow these links to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and Santa Fe Community College websites:
Friday, May 17th from 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Full Moon Walk at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
Join The Santa Fe Botanical Garden for a sunset wildlife and nature walk during the full moon of May. All ages are welcome on this stroll that will take us through the evening and moon rise at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. You will learn about the natural history of the wetland and nocturnal animals, their adaptations and hopefully spot several birds and mammals. This is truly unique class and great opportunity to visit the wetland preserve in a unique setting.
Saturday, July 27th from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Wetland Explorations: Searching for Aquatic Critters and Amazing Plants
Come spend the afternoon with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve exploring, photographing, and recording unique plants and aquatic animals. The unseen world of our New Mexico wetlands will be discovered through an expedition to find aquatic insects and creatures as well as identifying plants that define our unique Cienega wetland. We will identify and record as we add to the database of critters and plants in this special area. You will be provided with aquatic field supplies including lenses, I.D. books, nets, and microscopes.
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
All About the New Mexico Apple
The New Mexico apple is just different! Its growing conditions- water, soil and dry air and its incredible genetic history make this apple so very different in the way it looks, tastes and grows. Join this class as we delve into what makes ‘our’ apple so different and in many cases, better than other apples. You will get a chance to try the New Mexico apple as well as learn about the history of this wonderful tree. Leave with expertise on how to grow these trees and incorporate them into your landscape.
Friday, October 11th from 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Full Moon Walk at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
Join The Santa Fe Botanical Garden for a sunset wildlife and nature walk during the full moon of October. All ages are welcome on this stroll that will take us through the evening and moon rise at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. You will learn about the natural history of the wetland and nocturnal animals, their adaptations and hopefully spot several birds and mammals. This is truly unique class and great opportunity to visit the wetland preserve in a unique setting.
Wetland Ecology Course
In this Wetland Ecology Course, you will attend nine classes that cover general ecology, wetland ecology and restoration ecology. This is a great course for anyone who is interested in furthering their knowledge or possibly pursuing a career in the areas of Fish and Wildlife, The Bureau of Land Management, Forestry, Botany, and Horticulture. Take advantage of the exceptional resources that Northern New Mexico has to offer in terms of knowledge, instructors, dynamic environment, and professional connections, through this course. You will receive interactive lectures from guest experts as well as your primary instructor, Jeff DePew. Through hands on experience, these nine classes will give each participant an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the ecological aspects of New Mexico’s unique wetlands.
At the completion of this course a Certificate anchored by EarthDesigns, LLC and Society of Professional Wetland Scientists is earned.
Please call 505-471-9103 to Register. *The dates for the course will be:
March 5th- 5:30-8:30
April 9th- 5:30-8:30
May 7th- 5:30- 8:30
June 11th- 5:30-8:30
July 9th- 5:30-8:30
August 13th- 5:30-8:30
September 10th- 5:30-8:30
October 8th- 5:30-8:30
November 12th – 5:30 – 8:30
*Dates subject to change.
EDUC 111 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
An orientation to the profession of teaching. Topics include the role of education in society and the role, preparation and certification of teachers. Weekly observations in a school are required.
EDUC 112L FIELD-BASED
This course gives students the opportunity to observe classroom environments and determine a classroom teacher’s responsibilities. The class combines observation with an on-campus seminar.
EDUC 203 CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT
Focuses on planning effective instruction, designing and analyzing meaningful assessment based on students’ needs and on district and state standards. Specific strategies focus on differentiating instruction, designing a conceptually-based curriculum, and analyzing standards for alignment with curriculum content and outcomes. Students learn how to use assessment data to direct their
teaching practices and curriculum development. This course includes a structured 10-hour field component.
EDUC 204 EFFECTIVE TEACHING
Focuses on effective instructional processes, techniques and procedures to help teachers lead their classrooms toward high levels of student success. Students learn practical keys and strategies for increased student motivation and learning in a diverse classroom. The processes of social, emotional, physical and cognitive development from birth through adolescence and their implications for student learning are reviewed. Students examine a variety of classroom management models for understanding classroom behaviors and educational strategies that are effective in helping all students succeed. This course includes a structured
10-hour field component.
Wetland Ecology: Explore Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
Discover the unique wetland ecology of the Southwest through hands-on experiences at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Learn general and wetlands ecology and natural history through a combination of lecture and on-site labs in the Cienega, marsh, arroyos and acequia near Santa Fe. Identify New Mexican native plants and animal species found in wetlands. Gain an understanding of restoration ecology and how to use Citizen Science sites to study and research wetlands and their inhabitants. Upon satisfactory completion of the class, earn a certificate identified by the Society of Wetland Scientists. Class designed for beginners or anyone interested in deepening your knowledge of the Southwest or pursuing a career in Botany, Horticulture, Ecology, Forestry and working with the BLM or Fish and Wildlife.
Global Climate Change
Participate in an in-depth investigation into the most defining issue of our time: Global Climate Change. Discover the science, chemistry, physics and background of the greenhouse effect and its supporting basic ecology; the symptoms of Global Climate disruptions, as determined by scientific data throughout the world and the great number of scientific, physical, social and cultural solutions proposed by international scientific organizations, scientists and countries. Explore the international response to Global Climate Change including policies, politics, casualties, denial, human rights, and proposed paths for future remediation.
Jeff is presenting at the Society for Ecological Restoration- Southwest Chapter, in Flagstaff, Arizona September 12-14th, 2018. Jeff will be sharing sponsorship and a display table with the Citizen Science Association.
For more information, please check SER-SW website:
Jeff presented at the Springs Ecosystem Science: 2018 Symposium. For more information, visit their website at http://springstewardshipinstitute.org/springsecoscience2018information/. Please check out Jeff's PowerPoint presentation on EarthDesigns' YouTube channel" : https://youtu.be/0wgBK8FUufo
Jeff presented at the 2018 Madrean Conference - "Using Citizen Science, education and community involvement to preserve, protect and restore springs and wetlands of the Southwest" To find out more information, please visit: https://www.skyislandalliance.org
Jeff attended the 2018 Next Generation Water Summit - The Summit focused on water conservation and water reuse in the arid Southwest. It brought together builders, designers, architects and water professionals to share best practices and brainstorm new ones.
Jeff attended the 2018 Land and Water Summit: Stormwater & Tree Canopy sponsored by Xeriscape New Mexico. To find out more about the Principles of Xeriscape, visit their website: https://xeriscapenm.com/xeriscape/
Jeff presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration Presentation Fall 2017. Please check out his PowerPoint presentation: https://youtu.be/TJrjKDTRY5Q