Rockin' Around New Mexico
An Annual Geologic Workshop for K-12 Teachers

Each year, Rockin' Around New Mexico is generously sponsored by BHP Minerals, the New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech, New Mexico Department of Public Safety, and other organizations.

The workshop includes hand-on sessions on Out of the Rock, a mineral resources curriculum; an overview of the local geology, mining and mineralogy, and environmental problems. Several field trips to explore the local geological features and mines are planned; there will be opportunities for rockhounding and fossil hunting. An optional one-hour graduate credit through the Master of Science Teaching program at New MexicoTech is available. Enrollment in the workshop is free. Curriculum materials and a few meals will be provided. Travel and lodging (and tuition for the optional MST credit) are the responsibility of the participants. Mark your calendar and join us this summer (teachers only, please!)

The 2010 Rockin' workshop was based in Socorro NM.

For information on next year's trip contact:
Susie Welch (phone: (575) 835-5112, e-mail:

or write to:

 Rockin' Around New Mexico
 New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
 New Mexico Tech
 801 Leroy Place
 Socorro NM 87801 

You may also contact Teri Conrad, Education Coordinator and co-sponsor for Rockin' at: 505 327-6587, e-mail: