Rocky Mountain Region

Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
April 6-8, 2018
Albuquerque Academy

Download the Conference Brochure!

Conference updates:

  • All Pre-cons will meet at Bachechi Open Space 9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 - park in Alameda Lot.
  • Download a campus map of Albuquerque Academy

Go to: Registration Rates  Schedule  Workshops  What is Intersectionality?


Conference Schedule
Download the pdf version of the schedule here.

FRIDAY
  • 4:30 PM - Registration Opens
  • 10:00 AM - Tent Rocks - Hiking Experience
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - PDI: Healing with Nature in Mind
  • 1:00 PM - Petroglyphs National Monument - Hiking Experience
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM - PDI: Adventures in Fine Art
  • 5:00 PM - Playnote
SATURDAY
  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - Keynote
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - 60 Minute Workshop Sessions
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 60 Minute Workshop Sessions
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - 90 Minute Workshop Sessions
  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - 60 Minute Workshop Sessions
SUNDAY
  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM - 90 Minute Workshop Sessions
  • 11:00 AM - Endnote Experience

Registration Rates

Registration Type Early Bird Rates
end Mar 9
Regular Rates
begin Mar 10
Member $125 $150 
Student Member  $50 $65 
Presenter Member $100 $100
Non-Member $150 $175 
Student Non-Member $50 $65 
Presenter Non-Member $125 $125 
One Day $70 $70 
Exhibitor $125 $150

Camping
There are a limited number of camping spots available at Bear Canyon


Workshops
Below you will find a brief overview of some of the workshops that will be offered at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference. Never fear though if you want to know all of the workshops, we will have the full Conference Brochure out to you in the next few days!

CREATING A SPACE WITH A MAKERSPACE
Creating Space with a Makerspace. Once we embrace the concept of intersectionality, we value the importance of our differences and similarities. When an individual’s identities, traits, stories, beliefs and perceptions are accepted and not judged by others, those individuals have an opportunity to truly be themselves. A makerspace is an effective way for kids to express and be their true self. Come see what a makerspace could look like for your program.

DRAWING CONNECTIONS WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE
The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) uses citizen science to engage students in real world questions through collecting and analyzing data in the Rio Grande Bosque. BEMP educators will demonstrate simple ways students in elementary through high school can collect data around their school or neighborhood and how to help students analyze their data and answer questions about their local environment.

AGENCY OF FEAR IN ADVENTURE
This workshop will introduce the concept of social agency for program participants. Attendees will learn the factors that can affect agency such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, language, ability, customs, and how these factors can influence fear. Attendees can expect to learn ways to provide even more agency, and in turn reduce fear for participants in Outdoor and specifically Adventure Recreation programming.

CONNECTING TO THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH CULTURE AND STORY: FINDING AN INTERSECTIONAL BRIDGE TO CONNECT DISPARATE CULTURAL VIEWS
An open discussion on the application of ecological ideals and stewardship practices among diverse cultures across the southwest and United States. Sharing stories and cultural views that influence our multiple identities shaping our communities. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in indigenous activities to discover connections to the natural world and each other as a human race.


What is Intersectionality?
This year we chose experiential intersectionality as the theme for our regional conference. This phrase may seem a bit confusing or undefined. To help with that, we have included three videos below that provide clear definitions of what intersectionality means.

   

Below is a link to a TED Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw, the researcher and civil rights advocate who termed and introduced intersectionality to the world.

The Urgency of Intersectionality
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