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: Back-to-School, Back-to-Science


You have probably already noticed that this is a back-to-school season unlike any other. Teachers are becoming experts at online learning. Parents are making sure their children have reliable internet rather than new school clothes and backpacks. And students are missing their friends yet doing their best to learn at their kitchen tables rather than in classrooms.


Instead of in the bustling schools that Asombro educators would normally be visiting at this time of year, we’re spending time in front of video cameras and computers. We’re developing innovative new lessons so that students can experience the wonder of science at home. Students are watching our educators through video to learn about fascinating science topics, answering interactive questions, and then doing hands-on science experiments with Asombro-provided science kits.


Can you help Asombro continue to meet the needs of local students and teachers in these difficult times? Your donation to our Back-To-School, Back-To-Science campaign will ensure that we can get these lessons and science kits to thousands of children in our area right away.


I want to help!





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 August 2020 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