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Saturday, August 6
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Photography Dragonflies Damselflies
Join James Stuart, wildlife biologist with NM Department of Game & Fish, as he presents his amazing photographs and stories of dragonflies and damselflies. Part of the Summer Wings Festival. 10:00 am - Meet in the Education Building. Day-Use Fee: Cost $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check) Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240




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Saturday, August 6
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bees & Pollinators in the Backyard
Join Courtney Bradley, treasurer for the New Mexico Beekeepers Association, for a presentation with live bees and lots of information about our winged friends. Learn how pollinators play a vital role in our everyday lives and what we can do to help create the best outcome for the honeybees and other native pollinators of New Mexico. Part of the Summer Wings Festival. 11:30 am - Meet in the Education Building. Day-Use Fee: Cost $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check) Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240




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Saturday, August 6
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Rio Grande Bird Research Inc @ RGNC
Join Jason Kitting & Asher Gorbet, members of the Rio Grande Bird Research Inc. team, for an interesting presentation on birds and their habitat in the Rio Grande Nature Center. Learn about the birds as well as their association to the habitat within the Nature Center. Part of the Summer Wings Festival. 1:00 pm - Meet in the Education Building. Day-Use Fee: Cost $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check) Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240




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Saturday, August 6
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Summer Wings Festival
Come to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park for fascinating presentations and insightful guided walks on August 6, 2022 for the Summer Wings Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Stroll through the Park and check out these additional activities: Learn about iNaturalist. Wander through the Gardens and enjoy the native plants. Make a fun project at the children’s arts & craft table. Practice bird identification with local birders. Browse the Nature Shop for fun and educational merchandise. Meet the Wildlife Rescue Inc. education birds and volunteers. Join park volunteers at the Discovery Pond Open House (10:00-12:00). Learn about current Park restoration efforts, find out about small aquatic insects and other creatures living in and around the pond. Day-Use Fee: Cost $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check) Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. rgnc.org
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240
Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park



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Sunday, August 7
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, August 7
08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Boating Safety Course
FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: https://wwwapps.emnrd.nm.gov/SPD/BoatingSafetyStudent/ Contact Scott B Chalmers, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information Phone: 505-490-3507.Email: Scott.Chalmers@state.nm.us Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born after 1/1/1989 who intends to operate a motorboat (including a sailboat) must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Scott B Chalmers, Boating Education Coordinator 505-490-3507




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Saturday, August 13
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, August 14
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, August 20
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, August 21
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, August 27
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, August 28
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, September 3
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, September 4
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, September 10
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, September 11
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, September 17
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, September 18
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, September 24
08:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, September 25
08:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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