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

Rio Research Roudup

Building from our own experience as BEMP students from 6th grade, we, the Wildlife Biology class at Bosque School, have participated in many activities related to the bosque and the Rio Grande watershed. In the classroom this year, we learned about native and exotic fish of the Rio Grande. We then helped the US Fish and Wildlife Service with their … Read More

Watching the Wolves

A big part of BEMP’s work is facilitating hands-on and rigorous research opportunities for high school students. At Bosque School, once students take one wildlife biology course, they can elect to do independent studies to further their wildlife research interests. Juli (Bosque School Class of ’18) and Glen (Bosque School Class of’18) have been working hard the last few months … Read More

Wood It Burn?

Have you ever explored the bosque? Right in Albuquerque’s backyard is a nearly continuous network of trails that run north-south along the river and wind their way through the forest. These trails even connect Albuquerque to neighboring cities! There are larger trails with lots of foot traffic and smaller trails that few may know. Regardless, these trails allow us as … Read More

Bosque School Alumna Continues Studying the Bosque with HER students!

Pictured above: Ms. Greenleaf, on the far left, with her Corrales Elementary School 5th graders on a BEMP Study Trip On October 2nd, 2017 Ms. Greenleaf’s 5th grade class from Corrales Elementary School came to Bosque School to do a Study Trip with BEMP. Ms. Linda Greenleaf (formerly Linda Pierce) is a BEMP alumna herself! She started “BEMPin” back when she … Read More