Programs for Students and Educators
Removing Invasive Non-native Plants from Prime Habitat ~ Amy Biehl High School Reseeding Native Plants ~ Live Replanting of Yerba Mansa
Community Service Learning Opportunities:
Families, classrooms, youth groups, and kids of all ages are encouraged to join our community service learning projects taking place in the Albuquerque Bosque. Through this volunteer service project you and your children or students can contribute to the creation of healthy wildlife habitat and the rebirth of native plants while learning about Bosque plants and ecosystems.
There is no cost and there are three ways to participate:
- Contribute to our Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Field Guide Project.
- Join our Restoration Field Crew by pitching in on our next Bosque Restoration Field Day ; or,
- Request a restoration field day for your classroom
Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Field Guide:
Through this interdisciplinary program your students have the opportunity to become researchers, writers, photographers, botanists, ecologists, and ethnobotanists, all while contributing to a collaborative community service project! Participants can sign up to become contributing authors of our original Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Field Guide (see below) created on the iNaturalist platform.
This program is great for:
- School clubs
- Homeschool groups
- Scout troops
- Youth groups
Restoration Volunteer Service:
Become part of our Bosque Restoration Field Crew! Classrooms or other self-organized youth groups can request their own field work day.
Participants will engage in active riparian habitat and native plant restoration work including removal of non-native invasive Ravenna Grass and reseeding with a mixture of native plants donated by the City of Albuquerque Open Space and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Who can participate?
This opportunity is for groups of 20 or more students with the appropriate number of adult chaperones and is available for classrooms grades 6-12. Younger students and children are welcome and encouraged to join our community Restoration Field Days each May and September.
What is a Field Day like?
Our spring and fall fieldwork seasons are April/May and September/October and each work day lasts about 3 hours. All work day requests must be approved by City of Albuquerque Open Space, who will assist in training all participants on your work day. A limited number of groups will be accepted for each spring and fall field season. Please see our Guidelines for Participating in Youth Programs & Bosque Outings above for more information.