30 Years of Wonder

30 Years of Wonder

The Asombro Institute for Science Education Turns 30 Years Old


Celebrating 30 years of sharing the wonder of engaging,               place-based science education


The Asombro Institute for Science Education was incorporated as a non-profit on August 27, 1990, although a dedicated group of volunteers, including Las Cruces City Commissioner Ron Hudson, began developing plans for the organization in 1978.  Asombro means “wonder” in Spanish, and it is what Asombro instills in the more than 25,000 students and 1,800 adults reached every year through engaging, place-based education programs.  Read more about Asombro’s history here.




Thank you, 30 for Asombro Participants!

Thank you to all of the generous Asombro supporters who moved to help us celebrate 3o years of science education during our virtual move-a-thon, 30 for Asombro!  The online results can be viewed here.






Raffles were held each week, and the lucky raffle winners were:

• Jeremy Settles

• Samantha Dyar

• Minerva Rivera

• Caroline Slaughter

• Jude Talavera

• Raymond Johnson

• Moses Stacy

• Matt Gompper

• Mary Alice Scott

• Hunter Courtright