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Dan Shaw, BEMP’s Co-Director presents a webinar about monitoring ecosystems for the GreenTeacher network of environmental professionals. BEMP’s compelling story of citizen science, done by students, that informs public policy and land management in New Mexico is not to be missed. Enjoy!


For BEMP’s 20th Anniversary and the 2017 Crawford Symposium: “Green Trails to the Future” (March 7th, 2017), BEMP asked its stakeholders and partners how they think BEMP makes a difference in our community. We are overwhelmed by your kind thoughts! Enjoy!

Ever wonder what the depth to groundwater is at each of the BEMP sites? Check out this interactive map!  Native cottonwood (Populus deltoides wislizenii) roots’ only extend 300cm, so depths below that represent a threshold for these plants.

Dan Shaw, BEMP Co-Founder and current Co-Director and Bosque School Science Faculty gives a TEDx Talk at the ABQ-ED event. His students’ work includes projects such as measuring hydrocarbons along the Rio Grande, mapping all beaver activity within a county, and determining if the imperiled rabbit-like pika of the Jemez Mountains survived recent catastrophic wildfires. Helping students become stewards of their home watersheds and citizen scientists in a time of global weirding is his life’s work.

April 20th, 2016 – Otter Day with BEMP!
KRQE13’s news coverage of BEMP and Bosque School high school students teaching local 1st graders about the endangered otter and its reintroduction in New Mexico.

BEMP is a partner of the ‘Native Fish in the Classroom’ project – a program with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Our BEMP classroom has a native fish tank for students to observe and learn about the biota of our river.
Video of fish release in May 2013.

The Nature Conservancy funded students from International School at Mesa del Sol on a trip to the Valles Caldera to learn about watersheds. Video by US Forest Service Partner Melissa Dean.

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Check out BEMP on KNAU’s Earthnotes program. It aired on Albuquerque’s KUNM radio station on January 13, 2016.

Citizen Schools worked with BEMP to engage Van Buren Middle School students about wild animals, wild plants, and wonderful adventures in the bosque. Video: Bosque Botany Bonanza Semester.