Douglas Heffington, assistant professor of geography at Henderson State University, organized a geography field trip over fall break to New Mexico.
The excursion focused on geographic themes such as economic linkages, human/land relationships and cultural landscape morphology. Heffington, along with students Sarah Reynolds, Regan Stanley, Osman Ftaes and Vanessa Velez, visited national park sites and cities including Santa Fe. They stayed in the Colonial Spanish village of Truchas.
They group explored the cultural landscapes of Native Americans and experienced first-hand the imprint of Hispanics within the area of north central New Mexico.