January 2018

What’s Going On? – Here & There – January 2018


Jan. 3, 2018 Application Deadline

Los Sembradores Farmer Training

Northern NM

Learn how to be an organic acequia farmer, increase production, put your agricultural land and water rights to use. Includes business planning. Program dates: mid-Feb. to mid-Dec. Trainees must commit to 3 days/wk. Presented by the NM Acequia Association. 505.955.9644, Serafina@lasacequias.org


Jan. 6

Bald Eagle Count

Abiquiú Lake, NM

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the NM Wildlife Center to count eagles from monitoring stations. Data collected helps biologists monitor the health of the population. 505.685.4371


Jan. 16, 5 pm

LANL Legacy Waste Cleanup Plan Public Meeting

Los Alamos County Council Chambers

1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM

Presentation by DOE’s Environmental Management L.A. Field Office. Hosted by the NMED. 505.476.6000, neelam.dhawan@state.nm.us


Jan. 31 Nomination Deadline

Tech Trek Summer Camp for Girls

7th Grade science and math teachers in NM can nominate up to 4 students per school for, a weeklong (June 10–16) residential summer camp at NM Tech in Socorro focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). http://techtrek-nm.aauw.net


Feb. 6

Sierra Club Open Meeting – Bats

PEEC, 2600 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM

Learn about bat behavior and protection. 505.662.4782, Riograndesierraclub.org/pajarito


Feb. 6–8

GreenBiz 18

JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ.

Annual event for sustainable business leaders. www.greenbiz.com/events/greenbiz-forum/phoenix/2018


Feb. 9 Application Deadline

Aldo Leopold Writing Contest

NM students in grades 6–12 can win several $500 awards. Entries should tell the story of a local/regional land ethic leader, reflecting an understanding of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic but not limited to it. A sponsoring teacher must sign the entry form. Golden Apple Foundation of NM. 505.268.5337, www.LeopoldWritingProgram.org


March 15, 5 pm Application Deadline

NM Filmmakers Showcase

Winners showcase/awards ceremony May 19 in ABQ. Eight categories. Info: 505.476.5671, BarbaraA.Kerford@nmfilm.com, https://nmfilmoffice.submittable.com/submit


March 19 Application Deadline

Agriculture Scholarship

$5,000 will be awarded to NM high school senior attending accredited college or university in NM full time beginning fall 2018. 505 Southwestern NM True scholarship applicants must demonstrate commitment to impacting the agricultural industry or economy of food and agriculture of NM. NewMexico.org/505TrueScholars


First Mondays each month, 3–5 pm

Sustainable Gallup Board

Octavia Fellin Library, Gallup, NM

The Sustainable Gallup Board welcomes community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and environmental issues. 505.722.0039.


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 am–4 pm

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

2600 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM

Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. 505.662.0460, www.losalamosnature.org


Basic Literacy Tutor Training

Española area

After training by the NM Coalition for Literacy, volunteer tutors are matched with an adult student. 505.747.6162, read@raalp.org, www.raalp.org/become-a-tutor.html


NM Bicycle Network Plan

Cyclists and others can share information on an interactive website as part of the state transportation department’s planning process for prioritizing routes that are safe and offer the most connectivity. The plan is to be completed by summer 2018. www.bhine.com/nm-bike-plan/


Spirit of the Butterfly

923 E. Fairview Lane, Española, NM

Women’s support group organized by Tewa Women United. Info/RSVP: Beverly, 505.795.8117


Wildlife West Nature Park

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood, NM

122-acre park just east of ABQ. Interactive trail focuses on rescued, non-releasable, native New Mexican wildlife and native plants. http://wildlifewest.org/wwblog/



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