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Ben Logan students dive into RiverXchange program

Benjamin Logan fourth- and fifth-graders are participating in an innovative environmental education program called RiverXchange through May.

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Benjamin Logan instructor Gretchen Powell leads, from left, Dakota Wykstra, Ava Boysel, Jennifer Naragon and Andrew Weber in an experiment as part of an innovative environmental education program called RiverXchange. (PHOTO | BENJAMIN LOGAN SCHOOLS)

RiverXchange is a project of the New Mexico Water Conservation Alliance, Mid Rio Grande Stormwater Quality Team, Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority and Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District.

Fourth-grade instructor Bruce Smith said, “We have been partnered with a class in New Mexico to become ‘high tech pen pals’ using a private wiki website (similar to a blog) ... to learn about a wide range of water resources topics, and write to each other about once a month throughout the school year.

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