Sharon Walker – Instructional Coordinator

Sharon WalkerSharon’s Special Projects:

  • Educational Outreach Programs
  • Website Development for Educators 
  • In-service Trainings for Educators 

Phone: 505-867-5351






Posts tagged “Sharon”:

  1. Drums and Flutes at the New Mexico History Museum! - Marlon Magdalena, the instructional coordinator for Jemez Historical Site, joined with Coronado Historic Site to offer educational resources to the Santa Fe educational community on Thursday, September 17 at the New Mexico History Museum.  We were excited to meet teachers not only from Santa Fe, but from everywhere between Albuquerque to Los Alamos! Educators who … Continue reading
  2. What Did Ancient Kuauans Use Turtles For? - September Outreach Visits! “What did they use a turtle for?”   What a great question! On September 1 and September 8, while Coronado Historic Site was closed, we were still busy sharing our artifacts with school children in Rio Rancho.  As the instructional coordinator, I have a trunk of really cool artifacts and educational hands-on … Continue reading
  3. What Did Ancient Kuauans Wear? - Many visitors are surprised to discover that among the Pueblo wardrobe was clothing  made of cotton textiles!  Examine our museum collection to see examples of cotton woven by pueblo weavers  long before Europeans arrived in the Southwest. In our native garden, the cotton is getting closer and closer to harvest season.  The cotton boll that … Continue reading
  4. Mystery Solved – Meet the Culprit! - Our culprit, guilty of stealing piñon and making a huge mess on our sidewalk every day, is the chubby squirrel.  Our readers were correct in their assessment with a huge 57% on our poll!  This furry little guy has been making a feast for himself every day, scampering back across the sidewalk to safety as … Continue reading
  5. Did the Jackrabbit Steal the Piñons? - Do you think it was the jackrabbit that is stealing our piñons?   If so, go to the Mystery blog and vote! Blacked-tailed Jackrabbits are native hares that are well adapted to life in the semi-arid West.  Larger than cottontails, they are about 23″long with gray fur and long legs.  Cottontails and other true rabbits … Continue reading
  6. Did She Steal the Piñons ? - A familiar bird to us here at Coronado, the Curved-bill Thrasher is often seen hanging out and nesting in the Cholla cactus on the path near the gardens.  The Curve-billed Thrasher prefers a semi-arid brushlands habitat, especially one with cactus.  He or she is a large  (11”), gray-brown bird with faint spots on breast, a … Continue reading
  7. The Piñon Mystery! - Each day this week,  as we come into the site, we have been met with a huge pile of piñon cone trash and scattered piñon nuts, all over our flagstone sidewalk!  Someone is obviously stealing our pinons.  We have our suspicions as to who the culprit might be. Who do you think it is?   Continue reading
  8. Welcome To Our Classroom! - As our new school year opens, our calendar is beginning to fill as school groups schedule tours!  We invite all educators  to bring your classes to tour our historic village,  our art gallery and kiva, and especially to view the kiva murals which were painted at about the same time as Michelangelo’s frescoes in the … Continue reading
  9. August in the Garden - The blessing of rain is creating abundance in our native garden!  Ears of corn are already fat and still growing.  Ours is not the sweet corn that we grow in the midwestern United States. Since it had to survive in times of very little rain, it was ground to a fine corn meal and cooked. … Continue reading
  10. Bernalillo Fun in the Park! - Coronado Historic Site was a part of the first annual Bernalillo Fun in the Park event last Saturday.   Friends of Coronado members Charron McFadden, Jim Condor, and Ron Overly sponsored our shady booth under the big tree, and joined us as we visited with our neighbors.  Many live nearby and have not been out … Continue reading