EENM Member Organizations

EENM Member Organizations increase opportunities for engaging and meaningful outdoor and environmental education experience


Community Science, Education, and Stewardship: Equitable and inclusive hands-on student research essential to the management of the Rio Grande ecosystem.

Bosque School

Bosque School is an independent college preparatory school in Albuquerque serving students in grades 6-12. We create transformative learning experiences that empower a diverse community of students to lead lives of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and compassionate contribution to a more just world. We manifest our mission through our core values of inspiring academic excellence, cultivating community, fostering integrity, and learning from place.

Celebrate Planet Earth

Celebrate Planet Earth is a community website for children, families, clubs, classrooms, and schools that love and protect the earth.

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. Our programs offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the majestic land and cultural heritage of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore, we will take you on world-class backpacking and hiking trails, connect you with hands-on science and nature, and engage you in the art and culture of the Southwest.

Field Institute of Taos

We have offered engaging outdoor education experiences focused on active, hands-on learning and promoting healthy lifestyles since 1996. We utilize the diverse natural environment to facilitate school field trips, after school programs, and summer camps focused on personal growth, adventure, natural sciences, local culture., and fun.

Leopold Writing Program

The mission of the Leopold Writing Program is to inspire an ethic of caring for our planet by cultivating diverse voices through the spoken and written word. The Leopold Writing Program seeks effective and inclusive ways to engage the current and next generation of citizen leaders in the urgent conversation to address changing realities brought about by climate disruption, biodiversity loss, growing demand for fresh water, and other global conservation issues. 

New Mexico Public Education Department

The New Mexico Public Education Department partners with educators, communities, and families to ensure that ALL students are healthy, secure in their identity, and holistically prepared for college, career, and life. Students in New Mexico are engaged in a culturally and linguistically responsive educational system that meets the social, emotional, and academic needs of ALL students.

Open Space -City of Albuquerque

Efforts for the preservation of open space lands began in the 1960s. The goal of the division is to preserve the unique natural features of the metropolitan area by achieving a pattern of development and open space respecting the river, land mesa, mountains volcanoes, and arroyos.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

The Los Alamos Nature Center is an award-winning building operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), a non-profit organization that connects people to nature through indoor and outdoor exhibits and programs. Equipped with a full-dome planetarium, wildlife observation room, indoor and outdoor play areas, and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Los Alamos Nature Center is a great place to orient to the region and enjoy the breathtaking views of canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies.

Public Lands Interpretation Association 

The Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA) is a 501 c(3) nonprofit that supports public lands in Arizona and New Mexico through education and service.

PLIA partners with the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service to develop and sell educational publications, products and maps at visitor center and office stores, operates campgrounds in the Kaibab National Forest and provides visitor information at the Public Lands Information Center in Santa Fe, NM.

Railyard Park Conservancy

The Railyard Park Conservancy is a small nonprofit that provides community stewardship for the horticultural care, educational programming and public art in Santa Fe’s 11-acre Railyard Park.

River Source

River Source was started in 1997 by Rich Schrader to initiate watershed resilience projects with significant public participation for long-term and community-based stewardship as an outgrowth of his learning at University of New Mexico’s Community and Regional Planning Program. Initially a sole proprietorship, in 2004 River Source became a mission-driven S-corporation that has been supported by a long-term fiscal sponsor that is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization. 

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps helps youth and young adults find a pathway to their personal and professional goals. All Corpsmembers receive comprehensive life skills training and work-based learning experiences. We offer paid stipends and an academic scholarship. Most Corpsmembers work on a Conservation Crew to complete all varieties of conservation, recreation, historic preservation and environmental education projects. Other Corpsmembers work on the Canine Leadership Crew to train service dogs. We also offer several internships with government agencies. With offices in Albuquerque and Taos, we have many programs that serve the diverse populations and unique communities in New Mexico.

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is an environmental education center located in the Sandia Mountains just east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our beautiful 128-acre piece of primarily pinon-juniper forest is owned by Albuquerque Public Schools and is jointly operated by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science through the State of New Mexico.

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden features two sites on more than 55 acres: The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega. Both sites are open to the public and offer events and education programs for all ages.

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences is an independent preschool through 8th grade. We support students to achieve academic excellence in an environment of respect, inclusion and diversity, utilizing expeditionary learning, global perspectives and a multicultural art and science enriched curriculum. Our school provides free summer reading and math camps for low and middle income students in the Santa Fe Public Schools, and its CoLab Initiative trains teachers in social emotional learning, early childhood education and environmental education. 

Talking Talons Youth Leadership

Talking Talons Youth Leadership is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) youth development organization working to transform generations of environmental leaders through experiences with nature. Our youth leadership curriculum is nationally recognized and is proven effective in enhancing the lives of its young participants by instilling a sense of civic duty, providing a mission that youth can believe in, and teaching skills that will benefit a lifetime. 

USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region

The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.  This includes an active Conservation Education program in the Southwestern Region supporting people in connecting to nature and learning opportunities.

Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District

The Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District (District) was formed on May 1, 1947, and is a unit of New Mexico Government being a political subdivision of the State. The District operates under the Soil and Water Conservation District law of the 27th legislature of New Mexico and was revised by the Soil and Water Resources Act of 1978. The District encompasses 1,438,000 acres, including all of Valencia County, a small portion of northern Socorro County, Isleta Pueblo, and Laguna Pueblo. Under New Mexico law, the District is responsible for the conservation and sustainability of natural resources such as agriculture, soils, water, plants, and animals.

Western New Mexico University

An open-access institution and New Mexico’s Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences University, Western New Mexico University combines a foundation of liberal arts education with quality professional programs and career and technical preparation in a diverse, inclusive, creative, and caring community of learners empowered with the essential skills and knowledge for lifelong success in work and life.

Worms and Wildflowers Nature School

Worms and Wildflowers Nature School

Outdoor early childhood education is a small group environment. Our farm and nature school is located on a private three-acre property in White Rock, New Mexico. Gardening, food production, animal care, and nature play are central to our curriculum. We are inspired by forest school principles, play-based education, and celebrations of the seasons.