A huge warehouse in Chimayo holds a treasure trove – boxes filled with materials needed to teach young students lessons about energy, matter, or other science topics.

Operated by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, a nonprofit with programs fostering educational opportunities in communities in the shadow of the national laboratory in Los Alamos, the 7-year-old program offers science education modules or “kits” for northern New Mexico elementary classrooms.

And, they deliver.

LANL Foundation officials provided a tour of the warehouse earlier this week to representatives of Sens. Tom Udall, D-NM, and Martin Heinrich, D-NM. The tour offered a ground-floor view of the Inquiry Science Education Consortium, which includes providing professional development for the hundreds of teachers who receive the modules or kits, twice a year.

Click here to read the full story in The Los Alamos Monitor Online (November 13, 2017)

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