An Earth Day Celebration!
Otter Day is hosted by the Bosque School Wildlife Biology & Conservation high school students and teacher their Dan Shaw. It brings hundreds of Albuquerque Public School first graders to the riverside forest to study the feisty and formerly expatriated mammal. The river otter, released back into New Mexico waters in 2008 by the NM Department of Game and Fish, is a keystone species of the Rio Grande. Otter Day utilizes high schoolers as mentor teachers to help local kids hike the bosque, learn about adaptations and celebrate the return of the river otter!