BEMP South

BEMP at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park and in Las Cruces

The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s southern-most site, BEMP South, is located at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. BEMP South has in the past, offered K-12 students educational and stewardship opportunities through hands-on learning at the BEMP South monitoring site and in schools around southern New Mexico.

Monthly monitoring at the BEMP South site is conducted by volunteers from the local community. Ruby, a science teacher at Picacho Middle School leads the volunteer efforts with State Park staff. Together, they teach students and volunteers the monitoring protocols for collecting groundwater, precipitation, and leaf litter data. This data is sent back up to UNM for analysis and processing.

Students working with BEMP South at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park


Register for Camp

  • Camper Info

    If you and/or your child are interested in applying for a scholarship, the camper needs a community member to recommend them to the Camp Director - Ruby Estrada. Contact Ruby at
  • The Summer Camp Director will provide campers with daily snacks. Please let us know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions so we can keep kiddos happy and healthy!
    Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact directly to discuss how BEMP South can help with your camper's needs.


You must pay for camp to complete the registration process. Thanks!