The Asombro Institute for Science Education invites you to celebrate
butterflies at the 6th Annual Butterfly Flutterby at the Chihuahuan
Desert Nature Park on Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 9 am to noon.
Butterflies are delicate creatures that grace our world and delight
people of all ages. Learn all about butterflies at the park! For
the kids there will be arts and crafts, butterfly sponge toss, and
face painting. Make a butterfly watering plate to attract these
dainty creatures to your yard. Families can enjoy strolling along
the Desert Discovery Trail or browsing our bucket auction (tons of
great items up for grabs). All proceeds from the bucket auction
benefit the Asombro Institute's education programs and site
development. Admission is $1.
The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park is located northeast of Las
Cruces. From I-25 in Las Cruces, head east on Highway 70. Take the
Mesa Grande Road exit (at Oñate High School). Make a U-turn under
the highway to head west and stay in the right lane. Turn right
(north) on Jornada Road. Follow Jornada Road for 6.4 miles and turn
left at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park sign. Follow the entrance
road to the parking area and trailhead.
The Asombro Institute for Science Education is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to increasing scientific literacy by fostering
an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Asombro Institute
provides hands-on science education programs for more than 12,000
students throughout southern New Mexico and west Texas each year.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Asombro Institute for
Science Education, membership, and volunteer opportunities should
call the Institute office at 575-524-3334 or check our web site at