The site you have arrived at is based upon Rio Gallinas Schoool's Spring 2010 expedition titled Blades of Power. Rio Gallinas School for Art and Ecology is a public charter school for first through eighth grades in Las Vegas, New Mexico. As an Expeditionary Learning School, RGS develops long-term expedition topics that feature relevant and meaningful issues.
Blades of Power is currently (no pun intended) exploring the development of wind generated electricity. 5th through 8th grades are involved in this topic. It's featured case study is based on adjacent rural communities that are facing the proposed installation of 47 industrial turbines on the mesa above their towns.
The expedition brought students to Tucumcari, New Mexico to visit the North American Wind Energy Research Center. They witnessed a wind facility near Vaghn, NM. Students traveled to the site of the proposed wind farm and met activists against the placement of this facility. They interviewed and heard from an industry representative and have researched through the web multiple sides and positions of the industrial side to wind generated power.
The voice threads that you are to hear have been constructed by the students following their research and discussions. The issue is quite relevant as the County Commission seeks to finalize their ordinances for wind generated electricity in the next many weeks. Public opinion and opinions in the class vary.
This site was made, uploaded, and coded in total by Morgan Withnall, 2010.