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August 29, 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.
April 3, 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!
December 5, 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.
November 15, 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
November 5, 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.
August 17, 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.
July 23, 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…
May 2, 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.
March 23, 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.
November 6, 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.