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

Welcome Amanda

We are excited to welcome Amanda Lindell to the team as BEMP’s new Office Manager.  As Office Manager, Amanda will be handling the daily operations of the BEMP office with a focus on administrative support, bookkeeping, and account management.  Amanda will also be managing accounts and contacts in the absence of Katie Higgins while she is out on maternity leave. … Read More

Porcupines of the Rio Grande on KUNM!

BEMP ON THE RADIO – Click HERE! BEMP was recently invited to be on Albuquerque’s Public Radio station KUNM for the Children’s Hour (originally broadcast on Nov 11, 2017). BEMP Co-Director (and porcupine expert!) Dan Shaw and about 20 kids joined host Katie Stone, and shared all about BEMP’s favorite animal – PORCUPINES! Jayden and Elena were the  BEMP students … Read More

BEMP on New Mexico PBS!

Catch BEMP on Friday, Dec 8th at 7pm on New Mexico PBS show New Mexico in Focus: Our Land   BEMP Co-Director Dan Shaw, BEMP Educator Kelly Steinberg, and 2 BEMP students from South Valley Academy – Lynette and Alberto, Class of ’18 – were filmed this week for a special episode of the show all about BEMP’s great work … Read More