Earth Day Events at New Mexico State Parks

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On Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join local communities and schools from around the region to learn about the amazing natural resources at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.  Fun, hands-on activities will teach participants ways to become better stewards of our planet as well as celebrate Arbor Day:

Tree planting
Ranger-led demonstrations and guided wildlife and nature hikes
Informational booths on environmental education and conservation
Children’s games and activities
Native American Agricultural awareness program by the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Airboat demonstrations and water safety talks

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park near Carlsbad will have a March for Parks Earth Day Event, also on April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   This event combines Earth Day exhibits and programs with a march to raise funds for local park improvements.  Bring the whole family to enjoy Party for the Planet with special children’s activities, solar viewing, face-painting, door prizes and give-aways!

Finally, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park will document life in the bosque, the final in a three-part series, on Saturday, April 26 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Local experts, park staff, and volunteers will work in teams to systematically gather and identify as many arthropod species as possible.

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