BEMP South

Please contact Ruby Estrada for
2016-2017 BEMP South Educational Programming

BEMP at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park and in Las Cruces

The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s southern-most site and educational hub (BEMP-South) is located at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park (MVBSP). BEMP South offers K-20+ students educational and stewardship opportunities through hands-on learning and commitment to the scientific process. We offer year round programming in schools through teaching and learning in collaboration with the MVBSP, Las Cruces Public Schools, and New Mexico State University. We focus our programming on long term ecological research contributions through citizen science, outdoor education, and in-class hands-on activities that ultimately generate useful data about the Rio Grande and its watershed ecosystems for students and policy makers alike.

Monthly monitoring at the BEMP South site is conducted by science middle school students at the J. Paul Taylor Academy. Sixth grade students are mentored by eighth grade students in data collection protocols for collecting groundwater, precipitation, and leaf litter data.

Summer Camp at Mesilla 2016


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!