A trip to the Bosque to discover the insects and water quality at the River.
The Bosquitos and Kids' Climate Campaign invites you to learn about insects in the Bosque! Our leader will be Jennifer Schuetz who is the science coordinator at the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP). Jennifer has been collecting data in the bosque for 14 years through the University of New Mexico Department of Biology and BEMP and loves sharing science with kids and adults.
We will be collecting and identifying live surface-active arthropods caught in pitfall traps in the bosque. We will learn about what bugs live in the Bosque and what they do there! We will let the bugs free after we look at them.
Special directions: Meet at the bosque access just north of I-40 on the east side of the river. To get there, from Rio Grande Blvd, head west on Mountain Rd. through a neighborhood and past a school. Take your last right onto Gabaldon Dr., pass under I-40 and take your first left onto Gabaldon Pl. and park in the lot at the end of the road. If you get lost call Sarita Streng at 288-8713 who will be at the event with her cell phone.
Please wear sturdy footwear, sun protection, and bring water and snacks. Remember to pack out everything you bring in. And, invite friends!
P.S. In case you are new to the Bosquitos and Kids' Climate Campaign groups, we are groups of kids, families, and other adults interested in learning about the Bosque and practicing environmental stewardship of our wonderful planet! We are part of the Bosque Action Team and the Rio Grande Sierra Club.
More Info: The Bosquitos and Kids Climate Campaign are inviting families, friends, and especially kids to join us for activities on the last Sunday of each month from 2-4pm. Each event will be a unique opportunity to learn about the Rio Grande Bosque and the Climate and then to take an action. Please mark your calendar:
Sun Jan 26 - A visit to the Natural History Museum’s Degrees of Change Exhibit.
Sun Feb 23 - A walk in the Bosque and related art project.
Sun Mar 30 - A Solar Energy Exploration where kids can link solar panels with toys and more.
Sun Apr 27 - A trip to the Bosque to discover the insects and water quality at the River.
Sun May 25 - A Home Energy Audit that we’ll do together so that kids can try it at home.
Sun Jun 29 - Picnic at the Bosque & Compost workshop (5-7pm - to the avoid the heat)
For Questions contact Sarita Streng:
(505) 288 - 7183