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 two ways to participate:
- Contribute to our Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque Field Guide Project, or
- Join our Restoration Field Crew by pitching in on our next Bosque Restoration Field Day.
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 here) created on the iNaturalist platform. After their research is complete, bring them to the Bosque for a guided field trip and plant walk.
This program is great for:
- School clubs
- Homeschool groups
- Scout troops
- Youth groups
Restoration Volunteer Service:
Become part of our Bosque Restoration Field Crew! See our next scheduled Restoration Field Day.
What is a Field Day like?
Our spring and fall fieldwork seasons are May and September and each work day lasts about 3 hours. Participants will engage in active riparian habitat and native plant restoration work including removal of non-native invasive Ravenna Grass, planting natives species, 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?
We welcome classrooms, school clubs, scout troops, youth groups, and families. All ages are encouraged. Children must be supervised by parents and/or teachers.
Want to support these free educational community service opportunities?
Bring your group into the beautiful Bosque!