Rio Rancho Children’s Water Festival @ Rio Rancho Special Events Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*This school event is closed to the general public.

The NMDGF Aquatic Education program will be participating in the annual Rio Rancho Children’s Water Festival.  Aquatic Education staff will be running the casting skills station for up to 25 fifth grade students at a time. The casting skills station will be one of four activity stations at the festival, and students will rotate and participate in all four stations.

Law Enforcement Event: Enforcement of the OHV Act training @ San Juan County Criminal Justice Training Authority
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

*This law-enforcement event is closed to the general public*

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents a class on enforcement of the Off Highway Vehicle act to academy cadets so they can learn the laws on OHV’s in New Mexico.

State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Farmington
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Cold-water Fishing for Beginners. @ NM Department of Game and Fish Office
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class offered for adults who have never fished.  Participants will learn fish identification, techniques, equipment and gear, knot tying, casting, and rules and regulations for cold-water fish.  Non-mandatory but they can purchase (or bring) the following: spinning rod and spinning reel or spin casting rod and reel, 8-pound monofilament line, and a fishing license.

Registration Details:

See attached flyer.  A registrant will scan the QR code and register on-line or use the link on the flyer.  Would like this posted to Gov Delivery if possible with the verbiage, “Tell a friend that’s never fished to sign up for this class.”  Contact phone number, name, and email will be available at the conclusion of the registration process.

Wildlife Presentation @ Nancy Lopez Elementary School
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This school event is closed to the public. Pre-Kindergarten students will be exposed to New Mexico wildlife through wildlife trunks and a fishing game.

NASP – Basic Archery Instructor Certification Workshop @ NMDGF - Albuquerque Office
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop is for certification as a Basic Archery Instructor for participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program. The workshop follows a hybrid learning model with both online and in-person instruction.  All equipment is provide for training purposes.  Register online at https://www.naspbai.org.

Registration Details:

Register online at https://www.naspbai.org

Fishing in the Schools Presentation – (APS) Albuquerque Public Schools PE Teacher In-Service @ Highland High School
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Aquatic Education team will conduct a presentation on how to teach fishing in a PE program. We will be conducting two in-service sessions (9:30-10:15 a.m. and 1:05-1:50 p.m.)  – one for elementary PE teachers, and one for secondary PE teachers. The sessions will focus on how the teachers can bring a fishing curriculum into their PE programs and what resources are available to them.

Registration Details:

Event Closed to the Public

School Event: Bloomfield High School Fishing Event @ Aztec, NM
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

*This school event is closed to the general public*

NMDGF will be fishing with Bloomfield High School wildlife students at Tiger Pond.