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29 August 2019

Celebrating 100,000 students doing field work on the Rio Grande

Since 1996 “100,000 students have walked the halls, tested in the labs, and hiked these trails,” observed Rep. Deb Haaland.


3 April 2019

Budding scientists communicate river science to elected officials in New Mexico

Last week, two 6th grade scientists and one 12th grade scientist took a trip to downtown Albuquerque to share the story of ongoing Rio Grande field science with city councilors and county commissioners….and, wow, did these students do a tremendous job!


5 December 2018

Conservation of our lobo, the Mexican gray wolf

Last Tuesday, a crew of 11 dedicated students left Albuquerque before the sun was even hinting at its return to the sky to help conserve one of the most endangered subspecies of wolves in the world: our lobo, the Mexican gray wolf.


15 November 2018

Turtle Trapping at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

While most students were enjoying an extended weekend in the middle of October, a dedicated crew of Bosque School and University of New Mexico (UNM) scholars spent four days trapping and taking genetic samples of freshwater turtles


5 November 2018

Management Strategies of a Senescing Rio Grande Cottonwood Bosque

The Rio Grande’s bosque, as we have come to know it across our lifetimes, is an ecological anomaly. The cottonwood gallery forest that stretches several hundred miles between the banks of the Rio Grande and its adjacent irrigation ditches is, generally speaking, comprised mostly of the same age class of trees.


17 August 2018

In the field with Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

Following the footsteps of crews of young adults from the deaf and hard of hearing community who work with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), this crew was created for individuals who want to engage with conservation and outdoor work but who are too young to participate in the RMYC crews.


23 July 2018

Turtles, trees and jackrabbits: Public school students head to the river

… For the 3rd summer in a row, the 6th graders were in and out of the pond every week to check turtle traps. They caught painted turtles and snapping turtles, which they handled expertly as they took measurements…


2 May 2018

Bosque del Apache – BEMP’s 33rd BEMP site!

It was muddy… really, really, muddy. The cold February nights didn’t have much of a chance against the quick warming sunshine that had us in t-shirts before lunch.


23 March 2018

The Bosque’s Broken Heart: The Future of the Rio Grande Cottonwood

People use this forest for recreation, education, and for some it even has spiritual meaning. The cottonwood tree, specifically is held sacred in many tribes of the southwest.


6 November 2017

Rio Research Roundup

High school biology students have been working hard studying the wildlife of the Rio Grande. This is one New Mexico student’s report.


25 October 2017

Watching the Wolves

High school students Juli and Glen have been working hard the last few months developing and studying the effectiveness of enrichment items for captive Mexican gray wolves.


3 October 2017

Why do we monitor for tamarisk leaf beetles along the Rio Grande?

What an exciting summer it has been smacking salt cedar trees with an insect net!


27 September 2017

Inundation Investigations

It’s not often that you get to see mallards swimming amongst the trees in the bosque, or find fish swimming in the litterfall tubs…


26 September 2017

Students begin monitoring the Rio Grande for the 2017-2018 school year!

This year we’ve got 24 schools working up and down the Rio Grande from Santo Domingo to Socorro.


2 August 2017

Water chemistry field work leads to startling discoveries!

As the summer draws to a close, I look back fondly on the field days I have had this summer, perhaps most fondly on June’s water chemistry field day.


24 July 2017

A summer of student research and discovery

Each summer a wonderful group of teachers, staff and students converge on Bosque School’s campus to work as a team, to take care of each other and the environment, to think about bugs and observe snapping turtles!


5 April 2017

Are there otters in the Rio Grande?

On a chilly Tuesday morning on April 4th, 2017, 120 1st graders and 35 high school students braved the cold and the wind to celebrate Otter Day! Every year Bosque School students invite young students to learn about otters and their habitat in New Mexico.


26 January 2017

Full Moon Helps Illuminate Science on the Sevilleta!

Everyone had to keep their eyes wide open for the Sevilleta’s cottontails and black tailed jackrabbits – not an easy task at 2am!


6 December 2016

Local high school students get “into” water chemistry!

Encouraging students to be involved in hands-on collection of scientific data and to be confident in teaching others about their findings is one of the greatest aspects of citizen science.