Increasing scientific
literacy by fostering an
understanding of the
Chihuahuan Desert
Asombro Institute for Science Education
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"Asombro" is the Spanish word for “wonder,” which is exactly what Asombro Institute programs bring to the thousands of children and adults who participate each year. The Asombro Institute for Science Education (formerly the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert.

To achieve this mission, we currently serve more than 19,000 K-12 students and 1,500 adults in New Mexico and West Texas with inquiry-based science education programs each year. Programs take place in classrooms, schoolyards, and at the 935-acre Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park site located north of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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On May 6, 2014, Asombro is participating in the largest giving event in history, Give Grande New Mexico. Please go to www.givegrandenm.org and donate to Asombro to show your support for our local efforts.


Volunteer Meeting
Thurs. April 24
9 AM
Asombro office (401 E. College, Las Cruces)


Passport to Outdoor Fun
Learn more about this fun program from the Take It Ouside, NM coalition (Asombro is a partner) that encourages people of all ages to get outside and explore New Mexico.


3rd Annual Desert Data Jam
Projects due: April 29
Judging: April 30
Awards ceremony: May 1

 

 
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