Watershed #3

These are the national flags that have flown over our state

Our state is famous for this national park

Left: This cactus has our state flower. The state bird is also on it.

Right: The capital of our state is named after this mythical bird because it is built on the site of an ancient civilization

Our state produces more of this metal than any other state.
Our county is named after this great Chiracahua Apache leader, who led his warriors in battle against the white settlers.

This is an amazingly big, new attraction close to where we live. It's our newest state park.
The river that runs through our valley is named after this saint in the language of the first Europeans who came here. They introduced the Catholic religion.

Our river is the last undammed river that connects the Rockies and the Sierra Madre in Mexico. Approximately 5 million birds use it as a corridor to migrate north in the spring. The American Bird Conservancy listed it as a "Globally Important Bird Area" because half of North American birds have been seen here.

These books contain samples of plants from around our school, and postcards of some of the animals that live here.

These are foods that the native Sobaipuri Indians cultivated or that are made from plants that grow wild in this area, including mesquite meal, which was one of the most important foods for the native people. (Recipes in which to use the mesquite meal were included).

These are some important crops grown in our watershed. Can you see how one of these relates to #13?
Left: This represents what many people did in the past and still do for a living today. The book contains poetry about these people by a famous poet in the nearest town. Many creatures that own these warning devices live in our area. Our community is named (in another language) after the creature that has these warning devices.

This is a model of rock wedge dams that help to stop erosion. We plan to make a few of these in an arroyo near the school to help stop soil from being washed down the stream.

Do you know where our watershed is? Click here for the answer!

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