Apr
26
Fri
Fishing with Aldo Leopold Charter School @ Bill Evans Lake
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program will be fishing with middle school students from Aldo Leopold Charter School from Silver City at Bill Evans Lake on April 26.

Registration Details:
This event is closed to the public.

Apr
27
Sat
Ladies Fly Fishing 101 Class @ NMDGF Santa Fe Office
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This clinic is open to women of all ages living in northern New Mexico interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. Participants will learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to get them started on the water.

Part I of the class students will learn about the equipment used for fly fishing, how to set up a fly rod and reel with leader, tippet and fly. The class will cover the different types of flies used for trout fishing, what they represent, knots to attach them, and some strategies and tactics to know when and how to fish them effectively.

Part II will cover the basics of fly casting on the water, covering the two most important casts, overhead and roll.

This class will be offered by volunteers from the Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Registration Details:
Registration opens April 1, 2024 on the following link, https://forms.office.com/g/Ge92GBamXW. Slots will be filled on a first-come basis.

Apr
28
Sun
Fishing Workshops and Clinic @ Texaco Elem and Oasis State Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The workshops and fishing clinic will consist of fishing safety, knots, equipment, fish identification and fishing at Oasis State Park. After the fishing, we will also have a dissection lesson.

N/A. Closed to the public

Apr
30
Tue
NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Investigating the Outdoors” Classes 3 and 4 @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Investigating the Outdoors” (ITO) class. Youth ages nine through 17 will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skills (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help with the angling essentials, such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. This will also include hands-on practice casting, rod-and-reel assembly, and patience with fishing.

Registration Details:

Additional details for ITO can be found at https://www.natureninos.org/investigating-the-outdoors/

NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales

May
2
Thu
Fishing with Aztec Elementary School Kindergarten Students @ Aztec Riverside Park Pond
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish staff will be fishing with Aztec Elementary School kindergartners on two consecutive days, May 2 -3, 2024, at Riverside Park Pond. There will be approximately 100 students participating in 4 outdoor stations, one of which is fishing. The event is closed to the public.

NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Tiny Trees Fishing Days” Classes 3 and 4 @ Liam Knight Pond
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Tiny Trees” (TT) class. Youth ages four through eight will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skill (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help teach angling essentials, such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. This will also include hands-on practice casting, rod-and-reel assembly, and patience with fishing.

Registration Details:

Additional details for TT can be found at https://www.natureninos.org/tiny-trees-art-stories/

NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales

May
3
Fri
Fishing with Aztec Elementary School Kindergarten Students @ Aztec Riverside Park Pond
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish staff will be fishing with Aztec Elementary School kindergartners on two consecutive days, May 2 -3, 2024, at Riverside Park Pond. There will be approximately 100 students participating in 4 outdoor stations, one of which is fishing. The event is closed to the public.

May
13
Mon
3-D Archery Adventure with SMU-in-Taos @ Fort Burgwin
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SMU-in-Taos Summer College Program will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot. College-age students will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets a one to three shots at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. These courses challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances and angles. Students will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Private event. – Must be pre-enrolled through the SMU-in-Taos summer program.