Field Trips


In collaboration with the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, the Asombro Institute provides an opportunity for students to learn about science and the desert during a day-long field trip.


Select one of the grade bands below to learn more about our offerings:

K – 2nd

3rd – 5th

6th – 8th

9th – 12th


Learn more by watching the KRWG video on our citizen-science focused field trips.


Scientist Saturdays


No dates currently scheduled


After the heat of the summer, we will resume this program.  Once we begin again, we hope you will come visit with our Scientist Guide. We will be there to answer questions, provide activities, keep you safe, and open up the composting toilets. Plus – we bring free snacks!


Public Events


The Asombro Institute hosts many different types of events at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. From luminarias in December to Scientist Saturday mornings, we have events for all ages and interests. Check out our calendar to see what is coming up!


Book a Program


The Asombro Institute offers programming for small groups of all ages at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. Learn about desert plants; creepy, crawly critters of the desert southwest; animal signs; and much more!