Recent News

City Nature Challenge Albuquerque 2023: Community Science in Your Neighborhood and Beyond
April 28, 2023
You’re invited on April 30th, 10am-12pm to participate in a guided walk with educators from Open Space Division to explore our local plants and animals at Tingley Beach Open Space. This event is at an ADA and stroller-friendly area for all to enjoy the diverse Rio Grande riparian ecosystem.

UNM hosts 13th annual Sustainability Expo
April 24, 2023
In celebration of Earth Day, the University of New Mexico held its 13th annual Sustainability Expo on Thursday, April 20. The event occurred outside the Student Union Building on Cornell Mall, where various UNM student and city organizations presented their sustainable projects, proposals and products.

You’ve got a friend in seeds: Storytelling event builds community, sustainability
April 24, 2023
“A friend with seeds is a good friend indeed” was the theme of a storytelling event hosted at the Lobo Gardens. On Friday, April 21, participants were asked to exchange stories and gardening knowledge with their friends. The event was to encourage community engagement through storytelling and interaction with nature, according to Amara Szrom, the Lobo Gardens coordinator.

Students and faculty tackle climate change with art
April 10, 2023
“Hope is hard.” So will read the new linen banners in the Honors College, which depict silhouettes of students with found poems. To showcase community response to climate change at the University of New Mexico, two professors in the Honors College selected two students to work collectively on a cyanogram art display. They designed the banners and wrote the poems based on responses to a survey where students could submit their thoughts, hopes and fears surrounding the climate crisis.

Wilson Middle School’s gardening program is teaching kids about growing their own food
April 5, 2023
The APS Education Foundation is a non-profit for Albuquerque Public Schools. They partner with the community to invest in innovative and enhanced learning opportunities that help APS students reach their full potential. The grants they award go towards innovative and creative academic projects, programs, and clubs. Wilson Middle School’s gardening program “Growing into the Future” is taking students outside of the classroom and having them get their hands dirty, all while learning how to grow their own food.