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Desert Science in the Classroom

Sponsoring Organization: 
Asombro Institute for Science Education

The Asombro Institute for Science Education (home of the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert. To achieve this mission, we serve more than 13,000 K-12 students and 500 teachers in southern New Mexico with interactive, inquiry-based science education program each year. These programs are designed to bring the excitement of hands-on, inquiry-based science to your students.

All of our programs are correlated to New Mexico State Education Standards in Science, Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies and are grade specific. For more program descriptions, please visit our website at www.asombro.org.

Submission Type : 
Other STEM Resource
Other Location Information: 
Based in Las Cruces, we do travel to surrounding school districts (Deming, Alamogordo, Gadsden School District).
Ongoing Event: 
Event Season: 
Fall (September - November)
Winter (December - February)
Spring (March - May)
Cost to Attend: 
$60 for the first lesson, $30 for each additional lesson on the same day
Asombro Institute
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Rink Somerday, Program Coordinator
rink [at] asombro.org
University or College Affiliation: 
Is your program statewide?: 
State Area Options: 
Southwest Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Subject Area: 
General - Science
Target Audience: 
K-5th Grade
6-8th Grade
9-12th Grade
K-12th Grade Teachers