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