2015 Crawford Symposium
The 5th annual Crawford Symposium was held for the first time at the University of New Mexico with support from the UNM Biology Department and the Cebrin Goodman Youth, Education and Environment Project. Bosque School and UNM Biology plan to rotate hosting this event every other year. Thank you to all the Biology Department staff who helped make an excellent night come together!
- Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science High schooler Jarek Kwiecinski presented his TedxYouth talk on soil and carbon.
Albuquerque Academy students presented their work on the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden
Amy Biehl HS senior Ede Borrero presented her work monitoring porcupines in the bosque with BEMP.
- Bosque School Wildlife Biology & Conservation students presented research on local turtle populations and Sandia black bear scat analysis.
- South Valley Academy students presented an update on their work with BEMP and Intel to learn how to design and program devices that can be placed at BEMP sites to monitor factors like temperature and humidity.
Keynote Speaker Laura McCarthy from The Nature Conservancy shared how people in New Mexico and around the world are protecting their water with Water Funds and managing entire watersheds to ensure better water quality.
Above: AIMS student Jarek Kwiecinski Left: BEMP Biologist and UNM biology graduate student Kim Fike presented data from her master’s thesis examining the effects of intermittent stream flow on the riparian ecosystem.