Otter Days 2018

Last Wednesday, April 11th, and Monday, April 16th, BEMP and Bosque School hosted the 6th Otter Day celebration to honor the reintroduction of the river otter into New Mexico. The goal of this event was to teach kindergarten and first grade students about river otters and their habitat through different activities. River otters are an important indicator species of river … Read More

Friends from the Congo

On Monday, April 9th, BEMP hosted a group of 4 delegates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are visiting the United States to learn about sustainability practices. Specifically the goal of their visit was to learn about sustainability in the mining industry through the International Visitor Leadership Program by exposing them to best practices in preservation of ecosystems, … Read More

The Bosque’s Broken Heart

The Bosque’s Broken Heart THE FUTURE OF THE RIO GRANDE COTTONWOOD By Eliot, 6th grade student at Bosque School When most people think of New Mexico, they are likely to imagine an arid desert with a few saguaros, maybe a tumbleweed here and there. However, running right through the middle of the state flows the fourth longest river in the … Read More

Celebrating Crawford Symposium 2018

On March 6th, BEMP celebrated its 8th annual Crawford Symposium, a conference honoring BEMP co-founder Dr. Clifford Crawford.  This year’s conference brought together over 250 people, including more than 70 presenters, in celebration of citizen science and environmental research along the Middle Rio Grande.  The conference showcased research by an outstanding set of presenters ranging from 5th grade students to … Read More

Love Your Mother Earth and Her Climate

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Bosque School hosted “Love Your Mother Earth and Her Climate” last week, which allowed students to learn new aspects of the environment by attending guest lectures from visiting speakers. The afternoon was part of an ongoing process to build knowledge and capacity for agency, adding to existing student work and inquiry. The conference began … Read More

2018 Crawford Symposium

In this Together: Collaboration along the Middle Rio Grande The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s (BEMP’s) Crawford Symposium is an annual conference held in honor of BEMP’s co-founder Dr. Clifford Crawford. We gather each year to celebrate citizen science and environmental research along the Middle Rio Grande and showcase research by both students and professionals. This year we are honored to have Albuquerque … Read More

Bosque Students JAMin’ Out at a Professional Wildlife/Fisheries Conference

      On Thursday last week 14 Bosque School seniors from the Wildlife Research Seminar class loaded up 6 posters and 1 oral presentation on the road to a conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. The conference was the 51st Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society, the “JAM” for … Read More

Bienvenido Laura!

We are lucky to have another great educator join our BEMP team!  Bienvenido Laura! Laura Pagès Barceló is originally from a tiny town in Catalunya, Spain. She left her country five years ago to study sea turtles in Costa Rica, after which she traveled to Albuquerque to visit a friend for a few weeks, but fell in love with the landscape and … Read More

Welcome Melanie

We are delighted to add the amazing Melanie to the BEMP team! A New England native captivated by the Southwest, Melanie Kazenel received her BA in Environmental Studies and Spanish from Wellesley College and her MS in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Melanie has studied meadow ecosystems in Massachusetts, tree species in Minnesota, native grasses and their fungal partners … Read More