Education and Outreach: What Frontera Offers You
The Frontera Nature Discovery Program began in the fall of 2017. The program offers educational and outreach opportunities to all. We have successfully engaged organizations, businesses and civic groups, and are partnering through an MOU with the Fort Bliss Child and Youth After-School Program by providing guided hikes, recreation activities, service-project experiences and lessons in how to see nature through camera lenses. We have hired several staff, and they are introducing people, of all ages, to nature through recreation and education as a way to stay healthy and learn to appreciate their natural surroundings. We offer Spanish-language hikes and education talks. We are reaching out to area scout troops, high school clubs, service clubs, the El Paso Electric Company, neighborhood associations, and church groups along with government entities. We have a strong relationship with many faculty, staff, and students at the University of Texas El Paso and the El Paso Community College.
In addition we have a partnership with Coronado High School’s Project-Active Learning Program. The partnership provides 200 ninth-grade students with hands-on learning regarding the local outdoor environment, and seeks to build a stronger understanding of nature, science, the community, and natural areas surrounding our city. The program takes place at and near the El Paso Museum of Archaeology which in turn is surrounded by Fort Bliss’s Castner Range, and consists of weekly tours and lectures held for one month in the spring.
If you wish to plan a program for your organization or partner with Frontera, please call 915-351-8352