BEMP in the News!

Check out this Albuquerque Journal Article about Bosque School’s new Rod and Mary Kay Pera Science Center grand opening on Aug 19th, 2017. It features Dan Shaw, BEMP Co-Director and Katie Elder, BEMP Educator, both of whom work with BEMP and Bosque School wildlife students. BEMP is thrilled to share this new Bosque School space. Come find us in the … Read More

A BEMPer makes the most of her summer internship

Blog Post by Laura Martinez, BEMP Summer High School Intern 2017 Well, here it goes, my very first blog. My name is Laura Martinez and this summer I had the privilege of being a BEMP high school summer intern. I have just graduated from Rio Rancho High School and will be attending UNM this fall semester pursuing a Biology degree. … Read More


Image above: Ruby looks at tree sweep data for the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle project with students As we take a pause in our BEMP South educational programming, we want to celebrate Ruby Estrada our BEMP South Environmental Educator and the work she’s done over the last year. Ruby has been a force of nature in educating the youth of the … Read More

Water chemistry field work leads to startling discoveries!

Post by Jonathan Tyrrell, BEMP HS Intern 2017   On July 27, 2017, I participated in BEMP’s monthly water chemistry field day for the second time in my summer-long internship with BEMP.  Eager to return to the Rio Grande after last month’s adventures in monthly monitoring, I woke up early Thursday morning to beat the heat.   As the summer … Read More

Horizons in the bosque

Each summer a wonderful group of teachers, staff and students converge on Bosque School’s campus to work as a team, to take care of each other and the environment, to think about bugs and observe snapping turtles! These people are the community of Horizons Albuquerque, and I was privileged to be a part of Horizons as one of their BEMP … Read More

Porcupine Genetics continues this summer!

Blog Post by Sarah Moser, Bosque School Alumna and Delaney Hill, Amy Biehl Charter High School Alumna We are two recent high school graduates working as interns in the BEMP program. Delaney went to Amy Biehl Charter High School, and will be attending UNM this fall. Sarah graduated from Bosque School, and will be going to Bard College in New … Read More

BEMP heads to the Citizen Science Association conference!

Blog Post by Rowan Converse, BEMP’s Data Manager and Bosque School and BEMP Alumna I traveled from the banks of the Rio Grande to the upper reaches of the Mississippi River to represent BEMP at the Citizen Science Association Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, from May 17th-20th, 2017. While the weather was cold and grey throughout the conference, the presentations … Read More

Sevilleta Science Symposium

Post by Ivan Robles, Tamarisk Leaf Beetle Summer Intern for 2017 On Monday, June 5th, I attended the Sevilleta Science Symposium at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, hosted by Dr. Jennifer Rudgers, from the University of New Mexico’s Department of Biology. She is serving as the Principal Investigator for the newly re-instated Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (SEV-LTER) site. The … Read More

Science in Spanish at the Simposio Virtual

On May 15th 2017, students of all ages from Albuquerque and Puerto Rico gathered (virtually) to share their long term scientific research of their respective bosques and rios during the 5th Annual Simposio Virtual. Students from Puerto Rico worked with the Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research Schoolyard program to study and present important issues like water quality, changes within the … Read More

FREE PBS Documentary Screening – The Crowd and the Cloud – at Bosque School

Join BEMP, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and New Mexico PBS at Bosque School on Tuesday April 25 for a special screening of The Crowd and The Cloud – Citizens4earth. The Crowd and the Cloud is a four-part docu-series about citizen science projects around the globe. Episode 4, Citizens4earth, highlights the work of citizen scientists and the technology they use. … Read More