Invite a DCA Educator is a program of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, developed during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The program is an opportunity for the people of New Mexico to engage with and learn from educators and experts about the cultures, science, history, art and more of this great state, all while in a virtual classroom.
Classroom teachers, as well as other group leaders (homeschoolers, out-of-school clubs, community organizations, etc.) may request programs on this website. There are program options covering a large variety of topics, targeted for all different age groups (from pre-K to adult), and of varying lengths (from 20 minutes to 2 hours, most 30-60 mins).
Once a request is submitted through the form on this website, an educator from DCA will be in touch to arrange specifics and schedule the program. If you don’t hear back about your request after a couple weeks, you can email Fiana Shapiro (NMMNH&S) to check on its status at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is New Mexico’s cultural steward, charged with preserving and showcasing the state’s cultural riches. With its eight museums, seven historic sites, arts, archaeology, historic preservation, and library programs, the DCA is one of the largest and most diverse state cultural agencies in the nation. Together, the facilities, programs, and services of the Department support a $5.6 billion cultural industry in New Mexico.