Youth / Students

Youth / Students

Events for Bosquitos kids group

Youth outdoors

Bosquitos, the youth and all-ages subgroup of the Bosque Action Team, had a busy fall.

In August and September we worked with Victoria Regina and Sandria Cook to make and paint native trees of papier-mache to display at the Wilderness 50 Conference in Albuquerque. Special thanks to Victoria for her leadership on this project. Also in October, we visited the Bosque with Pam McBride and Jim McGrath of the Native Plant Society and learned about the lifecycle of the cottonwood.

Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!

Saturday, December 13th

The Bosque Action Team presents
Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!

Crawford Symposium - Feb. 25 - ABQ


2014 Crawford Symposium ~ Green Trails for the Next Generation ~

What: A gathering and celebration to share our research and ideas about the New Mexico bosque and landscape we cherish. This is an event for high school school & college students, professionals and the community to promote information sharing, networking and action to help create a sustainable future!

Date: Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Location: Bosque School ~ Budagher Hall, 4000 Learning Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Bosque outings for kids


By Camilla Feibelman

The Bosquitos and Kids Climate Campaign are inviting families, friends and especially kids to join us for activities on the last Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Each event will be a unique opportunity to learn about the Rio Grande bosque and the climate and then to take an action. Please mark your calendar:

Sunday, Jan. 26: A visit to the Natural History Museum’s Degrees of Change Exhibit.

Sunday, Feb. 23: A walk in the Bosque and related art project.

Sunday, March 30: A Solar Energy Exploration where kids can link solar panels with toys and more.

Bosque Education Guide Workshop - Jan. 3, 2014 - ABQ

Rio Grande Canada Geese - photo by Jeff Potter

The Bosque Education Guide Workshop

Friday, January 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Kids change the world - These Santa Fe young people are making a difference - Teaching the president about climate change

Photo courtesy Genevieve Russell

By Mona Blaber
Chapter communications coordinator

Marina Weber has been writing letters to President Obama since she was 6 years old.
Marina’s main concern was about animals suffering and dying as a result of climate change.

Marina, now 10, spoke at the March 1 Renewable Energy Day at the New Mexico Legislature, sponsored by Sierra Club and Got Sol, about why she decided to do more to take action on the climate crisis.

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Legislators agree on kids’ rights to outdoors

Youth outdoors

By Kristina Ortez de Jones, Associate Organizing Representative

New Mexico took a major step forward in connecting children with outdoors when both chambers of the New Mexico Legislature passed the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.
The Leave No New Mexico Child Outside Coalition, made up of more than 50 organizations
across the state, and Wild Friends, a civic engagement organization for children
based out of the University of New Mexico, were actively involved in the Bill of Rights.
Written by children all over the state, the rights include:
• play outside and explore freely

New Mexico’s Children Have the Right to be Outdoors, Redux


Last legislative session our leaders almost did the right thing. They very nearly passed a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights, which would set the stage for connecting every New Mexico child with the outdoors. There was no real reason this bill didn’t pass, other than lack of time.

Why do we even need a Bill of Rights that gets our children moving outside?

Delegates go to DC to support public lands

Youth with Senator Udall #2

By Kristina Ortez de Jones, Southwest Youth Representative

By the time you read this, Sierra Club delegates from the Mission Outdoors Program will already have clicked their way down the halls of Congress to let their elected leaders know the importance of protecting public lands and providing opportunities for young people, veterans and their families to connect with the outdoors.

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