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Saturday, May 4
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
STAR PROGRAM
Join us for a night of star gazing. Members from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will operate a 16" telescope to view amazing night sky objects. Through several telescopes, you will see nebulae, globular clusters, star clusters, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and more! The show starts at sunset located at the Observatory - next to the visitor center parking lot. $5 per vehicle park entrance fee.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-524-4068




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Monday, May 6
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mesilla Valley Bosque
Monthly Bird ID Walking Tour
Enjoy a guided walk and learn how to identify various resident and migratory bird species from a local expert birder and member of the Mesilla Valley Audubon Society. Plan on walking approx, 2mi round trip on easy to moderate trail. There is a $5 per vehicle DAY USE FEE required UPON ENTRY.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-523-4398




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Saturday, May 11
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Star Party
Join us for the crescent moon and the beginning of Globular Cluster Season. Presented by the Alamogordo Astronomer’s Group. Meet at the Oliver Lee State Park Group Shelter. The regular Park Entrance Fee applies. Please bring exact cash or check or display a valid New Mexico State Parks annual pass.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, May 11
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Roswell Public Library
New Mexico Boating Safety Course
Free, 8-hour class offered by New Mexico State Parks. There is no fee to take this class. Education is the key to becoming a better, more knowledgeable boater. In New Mexico, many boaters are required by law to complete a boating safety course and receive a boater education card. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to take the course and receive a card. Registration is required. Register using link below.
Fees: None
Contact: Ramon Carrillo-Garcia 505-690-2757
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Saturday, May 18
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Manzano Mountains
Archery Skills Camp
Manzano Mountains State Park and The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish host an annual archery skills camp. This camp covers bow hunting and basic archery skills. Participants may bring their own archery equipment or use provided equipment. Space is limited for this camp and participants must sign up through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website/on line licensing system. Registration will open for this event in the coming months.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Dylan Frentzel (505) 479-1317
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Saturday, May 18
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
New Mexico Boating Safety Course
Free, 8-hour class offered by New Mexico State Parks. There is no fee to take this class. Education is the key to becoming a better, more knowledgeable boater. In New Mexico, many boaters are required by law to complete a boating safety course and receive a boater education card. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to take the course and receive a card. Registration is required. Register using link below.
Fees: None
Contact: Scott Chalmers 505-490-3507
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Saturday, May 25
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Bird Tour
Join us on a guided tour. A Mesilla Valley Audubon birding expert will take you on a hike around Leasburg Dam State Park and help you learn how to identify birds. Meet at the Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center at 8am. Bring binoculars, appropriate hiking shoes and dress for the weather. The regular Park Entrance Fee applies. Please bring exact cash or check or display a valid New Mexico State Parks annual pass.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-524-4068




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