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Saturday, June 1
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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Saturday, June 1
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
LIVE BIRD RAPTOR PRESENTATION
Join us for an exciting program starring live birds of prey, presented by Laura McCann of New Mexico Raptors, Inc. Learn about the raptors that call New Mexico home and what makes them such an important part of our unique desert ecosystem! The presentation in the Visitor Center. 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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Saturday, June 1
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Santa Fe Office
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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Monday, June 3
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, June 8
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, June 22
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
NM Raptors
Laura McCann will be present living birds of prey at Sugarite Canyon State Park. https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoRaptors/ This presentation is available to all ages (subject to adherence of the presenter instructions). NM Rators presentations inform the audience on birds of prey in the Southwest and offer 2-3 live bird showings. 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: Visitor Center Staff 575-445-5607




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Sunday, June 23
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sugarite Canyon
NM Raptors
Laura McCann will be present living birds of prey at Sugarite Canyon State Park. https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoRaptors/ This presentation is available to all ages (subject to adherence of the presenter instructions). NM Rators presentations inform the audience on birds of prey in the Southwest and offer 2-3 live bird showings. 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: Visitor Center Staff 575-445-5607




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Saturday, June 29
08:15 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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