NM State Parks Outdoor Education
Standards-based learning opportunities abound at New Mexico State Parks. Since 2007, the State Parks Outdoor Classroom Program has provided meaningful, hands-on experiences for 166,000 students statewide. With 35 outdoor classrooms across the state, and many cultural and natural resources, State Parks provide a safe, friendly environment for outdoor learning that ties to classroom study.
Like these students visiting the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park in Albuquerque, your students can spend time in fresh air and sunshine reconnecting with their natural and cultural heritage.
The Kids 'n Parks
Transportation Grant Program
The State Parks Kids 'n Parks transportation grants provide teachers with funds for buses to connect their students to the outdoors. Teachers must connect classroom learning to the outdoors and must evaluate their experiences.
State Parks provide a variety of standards-based guides, tied to many benchmarks.
Teacher trainings are available for some of the guides, such as the Bosque Education Guide teacher training depicted here.
Downloadable Education Guides for State Parks include:
Park Education programs
Mesilla Valley Bosque