Las Cruces District staff conduct "Every Kid Outdoors" field trips

Story and photos by William Wight, BLM Las Cruces District Office Public Affairs Specialist.

From May 12-13, BLM Las Cruces District staff and volunteers conducted "Every Kid Outdoors" field trips for 135 third grade students from Las Cruces Sunrise Elementary School at La Cueva picnic shelter. Students participated in activities including a roping cattle experience, rock art identification, and an interpretative hike to the rock cave archeological site. See photos below of the fun-filled activities. 

BLM Park Ranger Carty Carson points out the rock art identification to the students.
BLM Park Ranger Carty Carson points out the rock art identification to the students.
BLM Park Ranger Supervisor Patrick Driscoll takes Sunrise Elementary students on an interpretative hike to the La Cueva rock cave archeological site.
BLM Park Ranger Supervisor Patrick Driscoll takes Sunrise Elementary students on an interpretative hike to the La Cueva rock cave archeological site.

 

BLM Park Ranger Enrico Smith assists a Sunrise Elementary student with the rope lariat of the roping cattle experience.
BLM Park Ranger Enrico Smith assists a Sunrise Elementary student with the rope lariat of the roping cattle experience.