Crawford Symposium
Friday, February 15th, 2019

In honor of Dr. Cliff Crawford

BEMP’s Crawford Symposium

The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s (BEMP) Crawford Symposium is an annual conference held in honor of BEMP’s co-founder Dr. Clifford Crawford. Dr. Crawford taught biology at the University of New Mexico for 46 years and in the last 14 of those years, he launched BEMP into the program you know today. Throughout his life, Dr. Crawford inspired students of all ages and catalyzed a growing body of research in the bosque. Moreover, he also radiated the work of students, fellow scientists, and professionals back into the community. We are honored to continue this tradition by gathering each year to share and learn about the bosque ecosystem of the Rio Grande.

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Highlights from the 2019 Crawford Symposium.

BEMP Co-Director, Dr. Kim Eichhorst with the Crawford Family.

Poster session at which over 50 students and professionals showcased their scientific research and conservation work

BEMP staff with Land Commissioner and Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Garcia Richard. 

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Students from Van Buren Middle School presenting their poster about BASS (BEMP After School Science). 

Bird Banding students striking a pose in their custom gear!

Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (MRGESCP) at the poster session.

ASLA (Albuquerque Sign Language Academy) presenting on their Honey Badger Conservation Corp’s.  

Crawford Symposium attendees participating in a poem with Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate, Michelle Otero and Inez Elementary School BASS students.  

BEMP UNM Students reading attendees notes to BEMP. 

Highlights from the 2018 Crawford Symposium

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Highlights from the 2017 Crawford Symposium 

Tuesday, March 7th marked a momentous night for BEMP – we hosted the 2017 Crawford Symposium and we celebrated our 20th anniversary. In the last 20 years, we have grown from a small monitoring effort with only a few sites (Alameda was our first site!) to the 32 BEMP sites we have today, stretching over …

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