Our award-winning education program reaches nearly 20,000 students each year.

We offer free puppet shows for younger students, in-class science activities for grades 1-12, an immersive half-day field trip to the river for all Albuquerque area fourth graders, and tours of our wastewater treatment plant.


Find out more about our puppet shows, in-class presentations, RIO field trip for fourth graders, and tours of the wastewater treatment plant. LEARN MORE>


Take a virtual tour of our drinking water or wastewater treatment plants. LEARN MORE>


Follow along as our outstanding educators teach a few of our favorite lessons. Watch our current puppet show and download a coloring book that goes with it. LEARN MORE>


Find water themed Science activities for all ages, utilizing everyday materials you can find at home. LEARN MORE>


Our education program has won two national awards: The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Public Education and Outreach Award in 2016, and the National Association of Clean Water Advocates (NACWA) award for Public Information and Education in 2017.


Meet our educators! Watch our short video to meet our team and learn a few easy ways to save water at home.

Erin Keck is the director of the Water Authority’s education program, combining her love of teaching with her love of the outdoors.

Theresa Dunn believes water is something most people don’t think much about, and she loves seeing students get excited about things they never knew about water before.

Endion Schichtel likes to call herself a “Creative Conservationist” using art and science to inspire love for water and the natural world.

An environmental educator and advocate for learning through play and self-exploration, Monika Skiba values nature as the best classroom and teacher and loves guiding kids to find a connection with the precious environment that surrounds us!

As a Water Resources Educator, Rhea Trotman enjoys sharing her love of nature and knowledge of sustainable practices with our next generation of Environmental Stewards.

As a fourth generation New Mexican, Ellie Collister loves the opportunity to inspire students about their impact on New Mexico’s environment in an outdoor classroom.

Questions? For additional information and scheduling, contact Erin Keck at ekeck@abcwua.org or call 289-3027.