"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.
Make a one-time or monthly donation now!
Moonlight Taste of the Desert
Saturday, September 13
6:30 - 9:00 pm
$50 per person
Catered dinner with appetizers featuring desert ingredients; live music; and silent auction. Click here for more information.
Desert Dash Trail Race
Featuring a half marathon this year!
Half marathon, 10K, 5K, and Children’s 1-mile events
November 8, 2014
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
Please consider sponsoring the Desert Dash Trail Race fundraiser in support of our education programs by clicking here.
Desert Data Jam
Have fun presenting ecological and/or sociological data in new ways.
Middle school and high school competitions.
Register by January 30, 2015
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.