"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 17,000 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!
Sat. March 8
9 AM - 1 PM
Branigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces)
Visit Asombro's booth at the United Way Volunteer Fair. Learn about volunteer opportunities with Asombro.
Thurs. March 20
Asombro office (401 E. College, Las Cruces)
Sat. April 12
10 AM - noon
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
Participate in a unique egg hunt as you gather information about desert animals that lay eggs.
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