Alamogordo, NM – February 5, 2014 – Take It Outside, NM! (TIONM!) is encouraging people to get outdoors and explore nature in southern New Mexico in 2014 and they have two new programs to help students and families do just that!
The first program, for teachers and students, consists of transportation funding to bring classes to outdoor sites in southern New Mexico. Students will learn about our local natural resources while enjoying some of the area’s fabulous outdoor parks, forests, and monuments. TIONM! was awarded a “More Kids in the Woods” grant through the US Forest Service for this program, and teachers can learn about participating sites and how to access transportation funding by clicking on the “Passport to Outdoor Fun” tab at www.takeitoutsidenm.com. Teachers who bring their classrooms to our outdoor sites in spring 2014 and complete a class sharing project about their trip http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/diflucan_generic.html will be eligible to win valuable prizes for their classroom.
The second program, for young people and their families, is called Passport to Outdoor Fun. Download a passport from the Passport to Outdoor Fun tab on the TIONM! website, www.takeitoutsidenm.com, and visit at least four of the eight southern New Mexico sites listed in the passport. Kids will get their passport stamped after answering a question about each visit. The first 300 young people who submit their passport with four or more stamps will receive a free TIONM! patch. They will also be eligible to win great outdoor prizes including a tent, binoculars, and a camera.
TIONM! is a partnership including the Bureau of Land Management-Las Cruces, the Lincoln National Forest, White Sands National Monument, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Asombro Institute for Science Education, Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, and the Alameda Park Zoo in Alamogordo.