Asombro Institute for Science Education

Mailing Address: PO Box 891, Las Cruces, NM 88004
County of Location: Dona Ana
Phone: (575) 524-3334
NTEE Code: B- Education, C- Environment
Mission Statement:

The Asombro Institute for Science Education is dedicated to increasing scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Primary Programs:

The Asombro Institute for Science Education is home to the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. Our programs include K-12 classroom programs. These hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons are an hour in length and are correlated to New Mexico State Education Standards. Each program is grade specific. Our field trips (for K-12 students) are day-long and cover a variety of topics such as desert animal and plant adaptations, soil science, geology, fossils, hierarchy and classification, and more. We offer public programs several times a year at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, including our Annual Butterfly Flutterby every August.

Populations Served: Children and Youth, Families
Counties Served: Dona Ana, Luna, Otero, Sierra, Socorro
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Dr. Stephanie Bestelmeyer

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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