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.



Help Us Celebrate: 30 for Asombro


Celebrate with us by participating in our 30 for Asombro virtual move-a-thon challenge. Move for 30 minutes as many times as possible over 30 days during August.  You can hike in a beautiful place, walk in your neighborhood, go for a run, work in your yard, go climbing, ride a bike, do yoga, or do any other form of movement.


All participants will receive a beautiful 30th anniversary Asombro sticker and will be entered in a raffle for terrific prizes. We will also award prizes to the top three adults and top three youth participants with the most minutes logged as well as top participants in other fun categories, such as most unusual activity and most weekend minutes logged!


Participate in three simple steps:

  1. Sign up with your donation (minimum $30, but larger donations are greatly appreciated).
  2. Between August 1 – 30, move for at least 30 minutes as many times as possible.
  3. Track your movement time.


Sign up and track your movement time in one of two ways:

  1. Online – visit bit.ly/asombro30, click ‘Sign Up,’ enter your information and donation, and then enter your movement on the website between August 1 – 30, OR
  2. On paperclick here for the sign-up form.  Download, complete, and send us the sign-up form along with your donation. We will send you a paper log sheet that you will use to track your movement and return to us at the end of the challenge.


I want to sign up online!