For Project New Mexico, We--Holly Hughes and George MacLeod--in collaboration with the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) and New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Inc. (NM MESA), are planning a 4,000 mile bicycle adventure on rural roads through each county of the state of New Mexico. Along the way, we will stop to do art projects in several diverse communities. For each project, we will invite local residents and artists to participate in the creation of a permanent gift to the community aimed at increasing local environmental awareness. We invite bicycle enthusiasts across the state to join us at any point along the way. We will share out story via the Internet and in the Chain Reaction newsletter available by subscription.
As we travel, we look forward to sharing a slide show of past adventures and public art projects with those we meet. During the fall semester NM MESA will help us coordinate visits to schools where teachers will be encouraged to post maps so their students can follow and track our progress. By following our adventure either in the newsletter, or on the Internet, we hope students will be inspired to learn more about the geography, history, and cultures of New Mexico. Internet followers can send us mail and participate in a question and answer program.