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Education News 2017-12-07T09:22:16+00:00

NMDGF Education News

The most recent news in education from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is found here. Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Outdoor Adventures hunting and fishing show in Albuquerque this weekend

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Feb 16, 2017: Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show in Albuquerque this Weekend ALBUQUERQUE – The annual New Mexico Outdoors Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show is back at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque this weekend. There’ll be plenty to see and do at this year’s event, hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Visitors will see the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. New models of off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display. And as always, outfitters, guides and conservation organizations will be on hand to offer their services and advice. Admission is free to all licensed anglers, hunters and trappers. Youths younger than 18 get in free and it’s just $3 for everyone else. The event will Read more...

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Feb. 13, 2017: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad CARLSBAD – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youths can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification. The camp is open to youths ages 11 to 18 who are accompanied by a responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of March 31 – April 2 at historic Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided. Registration for the camp opens Feb. 27. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5 p.m., March 8, to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The department is Read more...

Public invited to Tres Piedras shooting range groundbreaking

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 6, 2016: Public invited to Tres Piedras shooting range groundbreaking SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites the public to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for a public shooting range under construction at the department’s Tres Piedras Wildlife Management Area at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The shooting range is about 3.5 miles east of Tres Piedras off U.S. 64 and about 2 miles south of the highway. Signs will be posted for the ceremony. The 200-yard State Game Commission-owned primitive range will be surrounded by earthen berms and feature several concrete shooting stations. Some members of the State Game Commissioners may attend the ceremony but will not be formulating public policy, rules, regulations or taking any action on department-related business. Refreshments Read more...

Trout in Classroom program helps teacher win top award

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Sept. 23, 2016: Trout in the Classroom program helps New Mexico science teacher win presidential award FARMINGTON – Cindy Colomb has used the Trout in the Classroom program for years to teach her sixth-grade science students about biology, and it just helped her win a presidential award. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish supports Trout in the Classroom projects around the state by providing trout eggs, technical assistance and staff for classroom presentations and field trips. Colomb and three other New Mexico teachers recently received a highly coveted Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Trout in the Classroom program, pioneered by Trout Unlimited, allows students to raise trout in their classrooms and later release them into the wild. The students learn Read more...

Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 16, 2016: Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21 ALBUQUERQUE – If you’ve wanted to learn to shoot a firearm, catch a fish, try archery or paddle a kayak, visit the Department of Game and Fish’s annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo, a free family event at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21. “This is a fantastic opportunity for families to learn and enjoy outdoor activities together,” says Alexa Sandoval, director of the Department of Game and Fish. “We’ll teach folks some basic skills that can lead to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment.” All equipment for use during the event is provided free. Shooting ranges staffed by certified instructors await Read more...