EENM Member Organizations

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

ABQ BioPark

Located along the Rio Grande River near downtown Albuquerque, the ABQ BioPark consists of: The ABQ BioPark Zoo, Botanic Garden, Aquarium and Tingley Beach.

Albuquerque Open Space Division

Albuquerque’s Open Space system encompasses a diversity of ecosystems, such as the Rio Grande Valley State Park, Sandia Foothills, Petroglyph National Monument, farmlands and nature preserves in the Rio Grande Valley, the Tijeras Arroyo Biological Zone, and more. This network of properties, nearly 30,000 acres, enhances the urban environment and provides habitat while offering opportunities for public enjoyment through outdoor education, low-impact recreation, and volunteer programs for all ages.

Audubon Southwest and the Randall Davey Audubon Center

Audubon Southwest brings together a team of leading biologists, hydrologists, policy experts, and educators under a shared banner to advance the cause of bird conservation through on-the-ground conservation, scientific advancement, education, and policy change.

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

BEMP currently has 33 active sites, across 270 miles of the Middle Rio Grande, and over 1 million data points are collected each year. Data is primarily collected by K-12 students and their teachers, demonstrating how local science initiatives like this can successfully connect people to their landscapes while helping inform resource management policies.

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.

CAVU / Climate Innovation Challenge

The Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) is a free two-part STEAM program that consists of a curriculum and a competition that cultivates student leaders who can think innovatively and communicate effectively about adapting to our changing climate. We teach youth to think globally and adapt locally.

Cerise Consulting

Cerise consulting was founded in response to the need for community-centered solutions to educational challenges.

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.

Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District

The Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, a political subdivision of the state of New Mexico, promotes the conservation, improvement and responsible use of the natural resources on the rural and urban lands within its boundaries.

endeavOR New Mexico

We love the outdoors. We love people working in the outdoor industry. We believe in inclusion, protecting our natural resources and stewardship. We want our outdoor economy to grow. That’s why endeavOR exists.

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.

Forest Stewards Guild

The Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals, is dedicated to practicing and promoting responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild has 700 members, over half of whom are professionals who manage over 42 million acres of forestland in the United States and Canada. The Guild maintains regional offices in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin. 

Institute for Applied Ecology

Our vision is a world where all people and wildlands are healthy and interact positively, biological diversity flourishes, and environmental challenges are met with a social commitment to solving problems with scientific principles.

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. 

Mountain Kids!

Mountain Kids! is an outdoor education and adventure program for children based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We aim to foster a sense of community and personal challenge, while instilling a love of nature and all that it provides. With the current trends of nature deficit disorder and our highly scheduled, technology-driven lives, Mountain Kids! aims to hearken back to simpler times where child-centered play in nature was the norm.


NM MESA (math, engineering & science achievement) is a statewide STEM enrichment program that works with 6-12th grade students and educators. Our mission is to empower and motivate New Mexico’s culturally diverse students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment.

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. 

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.

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. 

Silver City Watershed Keepers

The Silver City Watershed Keepers is a citizens’ water resources stewardship program that engages community members in protection and restoration of the Silver City Watershed. The Silver City Watershed Keepers is a volunteer environmental quality monitoring group coordinated by the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP). Volunteers donate their time and talents to help protect our local Silver City watershed near where they live, work, and play through monitoring, community outreach and education. Their efforts provide quality data and build stewardship of the Silver City watershed.

Sustainability Outreach to Schools New Mexico

A new group in northern New Mexico, SOSNM brings together students and teachers to connect, share and grow their climate and earth-friendly actions. We will begin by sharing a short monthly newsletter with a tip teachers can do easily with their students. We welcome suggestions!

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.

Wild Friends

The Wild Friends Program is an award-winning civics education program at the UNM School of Law, providing hands-on learning to students in grades 4-12 across New Mexico. In this unique program, students help draft legislation on a wildlife conservation issue and work to pass it in the New Mexico State Legislature. Students learn how our government works, and that they have a voice!