MPPP Seeks Wells Petroglyph Preserve Docents


MPPP Seeks Wells Petroglyph Preserve Docents

The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project announces:

Docent Information and Training Session

Sunday, October 25th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project (MPPP) is looking for committed volunteers to train as tour Docents for the Wells Petroglyph Preserve.

Intrigued by petroglyphs? Love being out in the natural world? Enjoy meeting people? Have a knack for information sharing? Come and join our docent program! Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project is inviting interested, physically fit people to join our team of enthusiastic docents on the Wells Petroglyph Preserve.

What:                      Tour Docent Information and Training Session

Where:                    Wells Petroglyph Preserve, Velarde

When:                     Sunday, October 25th 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Extras:                     Complimentary Lunch

Contact:                   Janet MacKenzie, 505 852 1351/            

About MPPP

Our organization, which began in 1999, has three goals:

TO RECORD as many of the estimated 75,000 petroglyphs and other archaeological features on the Mesa Prieta as possible. TO EDUCATE and inform the archaeological community, local people and visitors about this treasure. Our primary focus is on educating young people. We hold a Summer Youth Intern Program and we have developed a dynamic science-based elementary school curriculum called “Discovering Mesa Prieta”. We offer public and private tours for groups and individuals to raise awareness of the petroglyphs. In addition, we sponsor a community lecture series, “Pláticas Presentations”, which focus on northern New Mexico culture and landscape. TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE the important cultural legacy of Mesa Prieta for generations to come is our ultimate goal.

For more information and directions please contact Janet MacKenzie or Jennifer Goyette at 505 852 1351/ •