Fall 2018 Bosquitos Outings

October 6 Saturday 2 pm.  Outing to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo with Brittany Fallon.  We will visit the zoo with Brittany Fallon of the Sierra Club and learn about primate behavior.  Dr. Brittany Fallon is a primatologist and UNM Research Assistant Professor who has researched chimpanzees, both in captivity and the wild, for eleven years. She will lead the Bosquitos through the primate exhibits in the Albuquerque Zoo, and discuss the different types of forest each species lives in, and how they compare to the forests of New Mexico. We will visit orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, siamangs, and lemurs on the trip. Please meet at the entrance to the zoo.  We are asking that participants pay their entrance fee.  However, if that is a hardship for you, please contact Sarita Streng and 505-288-8713 and we may be able to provide some financial assistance to you.

November 24 Saturday 6 pm.  Film Showing of “The Right to Be Wild” about Mexican Wolves with and Q&A with Wildlife Biologist Dave Parsons.  Doors will open at 6 pm with slices of pizza for sale and the film will start at 6:30. David Parsons is a career Wildlife Biologist. From 1990 to 1999 he led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s effort to restore Mexican Gray Wolves to the wild. Dave’s interests include the ecology and conservation of large carnivores, protection and conservation of biodiversity, and wildlands conservation at scales that fully support ecological and evolutionary processes.  Dave advises organizations and coalitions advocating for carnivore conservation and coexistence and landscape-scale habitat and biodiversity conservation.  The evening will also include kids’ activities along with the film that is about 40 minutes long.  This event will be held at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice 202 Harvard Dr SE Albuquerque, NM 87106.

The Bosquitos are the youth-centered group of the Bosque Action Team. Our mission is to learn about Albuquerque’s Bosque, the animals and plants that live there, and ways to take care of the Bosque and our earth as a precious natural space.  We also learn about other issues regarding the environment and wildlife. Call Sarita Streng at 505-288-8713 for more information or if you have difficulty finding our group. Also, if you need special assistance, please let us know ahead and we will do our best to help.

Additionally, if you would like to organize an event for our group or have suggestions for other outings or educational events, we would love ideas and more volunteers. Thank you. Please contact Sarita Streng at 505-288-8713 or Julie Hudson at jth@cybermesa.com.

Fall 2018 Bosquitos Outings