BioPark Outreach Programs Come to You
BioVan & Rio Rangers (Albuquerque-area)
- 505-764-6288 or 505-764-6242
All Other Outreach Programs
Let us bring the ABQ BioPark to you! BioPark education staff and volunteers provide a variety of programs within the Albuquerque area and around the state. Outreach programs are free of charge and sponsored by the New Mexico BioPark Society.
Outreach - Please Schedule at least 6 Weeks in Advance
- BioVan & Rio Rangers - ABQ-area elementary schools
- Zoo to You - Statewide
- Suitcase for Survival - Checkout for classroom use
- Informative Displays - Statewide
- Classroom Programs - ABQ-area, grades K-12
Award-winning, free outreach program available to Albuquerque-area elementary schools.
- Program teaches students, grades K-5, about the diverse ecosystems along the Rio Grande, as well as how our actions affect those ecosystems.
- Traveling exhibit depicts the Rio Grande from its headwaters in the mountains of Colorado to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Exhibit includes biological artifacts such as animals, plants, bones and pelts.
- BioVan Rangers lead students through interactive science and creative arts activities.
- Teachers receive pre/post materials to reinforce students’ learning and enthusiasm.
- Nature hike complements the school-based BioVan presentation.
- Hands-on, full day field trip to the Rio Grande bosque in Albuquerque.
- Students discover signs of animal life in the bosque and make observations about the ecosystem.
- Accomodates up to 65 students from a participating school.
These programs fill up quickly. Call the BioVan staff at 505-764-6288 or 505-764-6242 up to a year in advance to make a reservation.
Get eye to eye with exotic animals and discover the wonders of the natural world. This free, interactive education program travels throughout the state of New Mexico to teach about wildlife conservation.
- Volunteer docents will introduce you to our animal ambassadors, including birds, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals.
- Hands-on biofacts, such as bones, pelts and hides, feathers and other interesting animal items.
- Programs tailored to any age group, from kindergarten to adults, and targeted to specific interests.
- Presentations last between 30-60 minutes.
- Promotes the conservation message that "our actions matter."
- Programs meet many of the NM State Science Standards and Benchmarks.
The Zoo to You van, sponsored by the New Mexico BioPark Society and partially supported by Wells Fargo, is available to any school, community center, library or museum within New Mexico. Call 505-764-6247 at least six weeks in advance to schedule.
The Suitcase for Survival contains confiscated animal items donated by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service for hands-on learning about the Wildlife Trade.
- Includes a full classroom curriculum, including confiscated animal items, a slideshow, video and reference books.
- Learn about the tremendous negative impact the illegal wildlife trade has on many species.
- Did you know? Baby parrots are taken from their nests for the pet trade. Elephants and rhinos are killed for decorative ivory. Big cats, crocodiles and snakes are poached for their skins. Delicate orchids and cacti are yanked from their native habitats.
Call 505-764-6214 to checkout for classroom use.
Information booths and interactive displays available for county fairs, school science fairs, state and county fairs, arts and craft fairs, and other community events. Call (505) 764- 6214 to reserve these displays.
Bring your class to a BioPark classroom or request a BioPark Educator to come to your classroom! Programs are tailored for students grades K-12 and feature slides, biofacts and live animals. Teacher preparatory materials are included. Learn more about the BioPark Classroom Programs and call 505-764-6214.