Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center is a non-profit 50l(c)3 organization that supports the Nature Center's mission to preserve and protect the Rio Grande Bosque, to educate the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and to foster positive human interactions with those systems. The Friends fund classes for over 12,000 schoolchildren each year, manage the Nature Shop and support a number of ecological research projects. Led by a force of 170 trained naturalists, the Friends serve a total of 130,000 Nature Center visitors with classes, guided walks, and other educational activities.

CONTACT >

T: 505-344-7240

F: 505-344-3405

E: friends@rgnc.org 

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Junior Rangers 

June 24th-28th

Space is limited 

The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s Junior Ranger Program

is a week long summer day camp, 9 am-1 pm, for youth ages 11-14.

$65 per student or $58.50 with a FRGNC membership.

Visit www.RGNC.org, call (505)344-7240, or e-mail karen.herzenberg@state.nm.us for more information.

  • Hike and discover the bosque habitat

  • Meet new friends  

  • Have fun with creative projects  

  • Keep a nature journal  

  • Learn about natural resource careers

  • Conduct science experiments

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