Every year BEMP holds two Student Congresses during the last week of April, bringing together the students who have been collecting data as citizen scientists throughout the school year. Students bring their research, stories, and artwork to share with each other while they learn and celebrate New Mexico’s waterways.
BEMP monthly monitoring students in grades 4 through 6 attend BEMP Congress at Bosque School in Albuquerque. Students interview each other about their BEMP research and participate in activities presented by guest speakers including Avian Ambassadors, the Albuquerque BioPark and Albuquerque Open Space.
Students in grades 7 through 12 who work with BEMP and Watershed Watch attend Congress at Bachechi Open Space – near Alameda Bridge. Students present posters and powerpoints on their research in the Rio Grande watershed and hear from The New Mexico Herpetolocigcal Society and Avian Ambassadors.
BEMP monthly monitoring teachers and Watershed Watch teachers who are interested in attending congress should contact Kelly Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org