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National Fossil Day
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Educational Initiatives

The BLM strives to promote the unique educational opportunities of the Monument. Park rangers regularly give programs for local community groups and partnering agencies, host an annual K-5 paleontology day camp, visit classrooms, host field trips, and give guided hikes.

The BLM is partnering with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and New Mexico State University to create roving school-kits with which students work with paleontologists through a media component, to solve some of the mysteries of this ancient fossil environment. The BLM is also partnering with the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History to make the Monument’s fossils a center piece exhibit of their new museum, which includes a 30 foot trackway on display.

To celebrate National Fossil Day, the Monument staff, along with the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Las Cruces Natural History Museum, ASOMBRO Institute for Science Education, and Mesilla Bosque State Park, will host a hands-on, interactive program at a local school where students will rotate through stations and learn about different fossils from various time periods and locations that record the natural history of southern New Mexico. 

For More Information on Eduacational Initiatives contact the BLM Las Cruces District Office

Contact Information
Las Cruces District Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces, NM  88005-3370

Paleontology Joural from Tracks Before Time Day Camp

Kindergarteners visiting the Monument

 Tracks Before Time Day Camp