"Asombro" is the Spanish
word for “wonder,” which is exactly what Asombro Institute
programs bring to the thousands of children and adults who participate
each year. The Asombro Institute for Science Education (formerly
the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organization dedicated to increasing scientific literacy by fostering
an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert.
To achieve this mission, we currently serve more
than 19,000 K-12 students and 1,500 adults in New Mexico and West
Texas with inquiry-based science education programs each year. Programs
take place in classrooms, schoolyards, and at the 935-acre Chihuahuan
Desert Nature Park site located north of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
For more information, see "A Brief History of Asombro" by Beth Morgan.
Make a one-time or monthly donation now!
Passport to Outdoor Fun
Learn more about this fun program from the Take It Ouside, NM coalition (Asombro is a partner) that encourages people of all ages to get outside and explore New Mexico.
September 19, 2015
6 am - 9 pm
Join desert experts to survey biodiversity and start a list of species of plants and animals found at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park.
Desert Dash 2015
November 14, 2015
Join us for our annual fundraiser trail race at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park! Walk or run our beautiful 1-Mile, 5K, 10K, or half marathon trail courses to support local science education.
Check out the 2014 photos.