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May 2022

Tile Making Workshop

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Join us on the Refuge for a tile making workshop with ALMA. Register for this event here. Learn more about Environmental Justice Community Days here.

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Beer Fundraiser

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canteen Brewhouse, 2381 Aztec Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Join us at Canteen Brewhouse for our first Beer Fundraiser of 2022! Stop by the brewery on Thursday, May 26 between 5 and 9 pm to enjoy the beer, live music and some time with the Friends.  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Friends of  Valle de Oro. You can purchase a beer and commemorative pint glass combo for $10.00.  We'll also have other merch for sale! We miss you- come by and say hello!      

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June 2022

Star Party

June 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Join us on the Refuge for a Star Party! This event is held in partnership with the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.

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July 2022

Movie Night: Encanto

July 15 @ 7:30 pm
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Celebrate Latino Conservation Week at the Valle de Oro NWR! Join us for a family movie night on July 15. We'll be screening Encanto at the Refuge! The "doors" open at 7:30pm. The movie begins at 8pm. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This event is held in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation and Latino Outdoors. For more information, contact Jaidyn Armijo-Sonnenberg at jaidyn_armijo-sonnenberg@fws.gov. REGISTER HERE  

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The Bosque Education Guide Workshop

July 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107 United States
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The Bosque Education Guide is an interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande Valley ecosystem. The curriculum provides classroom-based and field activities for students grades K-12. For the central activity, students construct a model of the Middle Rio Grande and then manipulate the paper and cloth pieces to demonstrate human impacts over the last two hundred years. Later, they "restore" the ecosystem. Newly updated activities include Next Generation Science Standards/NM STEM Ready! Science Standards. Features of the Bosque Education Guide curriculum  Over…

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Outdoors 101 Day

July 16 @ 10:00 am
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Celebrate Latino Conservation Week at the Valle de Oro NWR! Join us for an Outdoors 101 event on July 16th from 10 am - 2 pm. Activities will include camping and packing basics, outdoor first aid, and fishing! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This event is held in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation and Latino Outdoors. For more information, contact Jaidyn Armijo-Sonnenberg at jaidyn_armijo-sonnenberg@fws.gov. REGISTER HERE. 

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August 2022

Opening Doors to Nature Scholarship- Deadline for Applications

August 5

Friends of Valle de Oro will award three scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year.  Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who are planning to pursue an environmentally focused career or are enrolled in an undergraduate conservation/environmental program.   For more information and to access the application, visit the scholarship webpage. Questions can be directed to Joan at 860-209-2328 and joan@friendsofvalledeoro.org. https://friendsofvalledeoro.org/open-doors-to-nature-scholarship/

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Visitor Center Cleanup Volunteer Service Day

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Come out and help Refuge staff prepare the Visitor Center for our Grand Opening and 10-year anniversary! We'll be pulling invasive plants and doing general clean up. Bring work gloves, a water bottle, and sunscreen. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Check in begins at 8:45am. Lunch will be served. Questions? Contact Park Ranger Dakota at dakota_dominguez@fws.gov or 505.328.9876 Register for the event here!

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September 2022

Visitor Center Grand Opening

September 10
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Volunteer in the Nature Store

September 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Nature Store is powered by volunteers! We use a scheduling tool called SignUpGenius (just click the links below and select a shift). We need your help Tuesday-Saturday. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Are you a new volunteer? We'll make sure you get the training you need!   Click here for the September Schedule.  Click here for the October Schedule.

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