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San Ildefonso Students Learn Basket Weaving

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Students posing with the baskets they weave.

Fourth through sixth-grade students at San Ildefonso Day School recently delved into the traditional art of basket weaving, guided by the staff from River Source. This engaging class, which also welcomed the participation of parents, grandparents and former students, used willow harvested near the Pueblo of Cochiti, underscoring the importance of local ecosystems and traditional practices.

River Source, a school partner organization, is committed to fostering stewardship of watersheds and communities. They support this through hands-on activities, dialogues with elders and wisdom keepers, and a fusion of science with storytelling and ecological restoration practices. Alongside the basket weaving, the students were treated to a presentation about the local watershed and vegetation, enriching their understanding of their environment and cultural heritage.

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