Education Resources

Porky’s Quest: An Adventure in the Rio Grande Bosque

Follow Porky, a young porcupine determined to understand the importance of the Rio Grande bosque and the community that works to monitor it, as he wanders through the riverside forest. This chapter book is perfect for upper elementary and above. Written and illustrated by a BEMP student.

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Have You Been to the Bosque?

A dual language mini-magazine that is a great resource of introductory information about the bosque in Spanish and English. This magazine was written and illustrated by a BEMP student. Free copies available at the Bosque School BEMP office.

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Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Pocket Guide

A handy reference pamphlet about the flora and fauna of the bosque.
Contact Amanda Lindell to order your own!

BEMPin’ it UP Field Journal

Used during our bosque BEMP Study Trips, this journal is easy to print double sided and fold in half.

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Pitfall Trapping & Arthropod Identifcation

A detailed list of instructions to create pitfall traps at your own school. Helpful keys and images for identification of arthropods in the bosque and beyond.

E.Coli and Other Chemicals in the Rio Grande

Graphs of the compounds and chemicals BEMP scientists and students have found during testing of the Rio Grande water. Data is from 2011.


Classroom activity created using real BEMP data designed to introduce students to graphing, data interpretation and hypothesis testing.

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Bosque Education Guide

“River of Change Modeling Activity” and other activities about the bosque created by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

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Native Plant Curriculum

This native plant curriculum is structured on the ecoregions of New Mexico and covers botany, community ecology, ethnobotany, invasives – so much! The New Mexico Native Plant Society supported this resource, “From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear: Exploring the Native Plants of New Mexico”, and you can download the document here.