Funding Support for the Black Institute & BEMP provided by:
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority: Established a endowment grant that will support the BEMP program for years to come.
Albuquerque Community Foundation: Has supported the BEMP program and Bosque School for over 10 years. We are indepted to them for their continued support for both funds for transportation cost and also funds for program support.
AMAFCA: The Albuquerque Metro Arroyo Flood Control Authority is a new funder to the BEMP program. Their funds have supported research and classroom curriculum in regards to storm water health and safety.
Bernalillo County Open Space: 2007-Present - For support maintaining existing BEMP sites within Bernalillo County, busing students to the sites, providing technical equipment, teacher training, quality control, office and lab materials, printing, and UNM stipends.
Crawford Foundation: Established in 2010 in memory of Dr. Cliff Crawford and his dedication to regional watershed research by students of all ages.
Cebrin Goodman Youth, Leadership & The Environment Project: Supports youth leadership conferences and activities geared towards enriching and developing tomorrows leaders in a green society.
ConocoPhillips: Funding helps to support site maintenance and monthly monitoring of BEMP sites, in addition ConocoPhillips support BEMP Bosque Study Trips to give schools that aren't associated with the monthly monitoring a chance to participate and learn.
Education Foundation of America: 2007-2009 - For supporting teacher salaries related to BEMP, in order to provide innovative and excellent environmental education for 3,500 students and teachers each year.
Good Samaritan Foundation: 2006 - For supporting land acquisition for BEMP research land that is the bridge between Bosque School and the dozens of schools that we bring into the field each year.
McKee/Crawford R2 Charitable Foundation: For supporting research related to the role fire plays in the bosque along with general BEMP support.
Messengers of the Healing Winds Foundation: 2003-Present - Supporting operational expenses related to fire research at the 24 BEMP sites. The Messengers foundation support has been instrumental in supporting BEMP and developing a more intense fire restoration study after the 2003 fires in the bosque. Messengers has also committed to building the Endowment for Environmental Studies at Bosque School to support BEMP coordinator/teacher salaries in the future. This three-year commitment will ensure long-term sustainability for the program.
Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District: For support of vegetation studies and overall quality assurance of collected data.National Science Foundation - For support with K-12 science outreach, particularly to underserved audiences.
New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts: For support of outreach within and beyond the Albuquerque metro area.
PNM Foundation: For providing support to BEMP for much of the annual costs associated with transportation, technology, and information sharing as well as training seminars for teachers involved with BEMP and its sibling program New Mexico Watershed Watch.
PNM Foundation: Classroom Innovation Grant: 2004-2005 - “Small Mammal Initiative” for Daniel Shaw to expand opportunities for students to participate in research related to porcupines, black-tailed jackrabbits, coyote, beaver, and other small mammals.
PNM Foundation Teacher Innovation Grant: 2005-2006 - Dr. Kim Lester-
For supporting the “Plantas del Bosque,” a collaborative project between Bosque School middle school students and Duranes Elementary 5th and 6th grade classes and their teachers. The project combines the educational component of interdisciplinary studies of the bosque through art, science, social studies, math, technology, English, and Spanish and also the social aspect of middle school students being mentors to younger students from another school. The project is a 3-part experiential learning program taking place during the 2005-2006 school year. Approximately 150 students and 15 teachers will be involved in the Plantas Del Bosque project.
PNM Foundation Teacher Innovation Grant: 2006-2007 - Ms. Larson and Mr. Walker-
For supporting “Reptiles y Anfibios Del Bosque” is a collaborative project between Bosque School middle school students and the Duranes Elementary 5th and 6th grade classes. It is a continuation of the successful projects Duranes Elementary and Bosque School have completed in the past two years. The project encompasses interdisciplinary studies of the reptiles and amphibians that live in the bosque through art, sciences, social studies, math, technology, English and Spanish as well as the social aspect of middle school students teaching and learning from their peers. The project is a three-part experiential learning program taking place during the 2006-2007 school year. Approximately 150 students and 15 teachers will be involved in the Reptiles y Anfibios Del Bosque project.
Sandoval County: 2007-2008 - For helping to fund new site initiatives, field and classroom education, and Sandoval County field-trip transportation costs.
Seven Bar Foundation: For supporting staff time and the administration of the Black Institute as well as providing critical funding for major research initiatives.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: For financial, technical and operational support, as well as, data management and the production and distribution of technical reports.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: For funding support with groundwater and surface water quality studies.
US Bureau of Reclamation - For funding annual BEMP field site vegetation data collection, botanist work and follow-up report, as well as, BEMP staff technical and coordination support.
United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service – Middle Rio Grande Bosque Initiative – For funding support in regard to the education, outreach, and science components of the BEMP program, as well as technical and operational support with data logistics and management.