This month Frontera decided it was the right time to start hosting in-person events for the community! To do this we have followed—and will continue to follow—all CDC guidelines for all events.
Throughout October we hosted: Resler Boot Camp, Socorro Farm Volunteer Day, and Nature Hike Knapp Land. For the Resler Boot Camp, we set up our education booth at the Cadiz entrance to the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve at Resler Canyon. Our booth included our animal skulls, the pelts that we’ve been given, and an insect collection. We made sure to keep things “spooky” for the season! This event allowed us to talk with those that regularly visit Resler trails. We would especially like to thank Lamar Smith, for voluntarily picking up trash every time he walks through the canyon.
Frontera’s Volunteer Day with the local Growing with Sara Farm in Socorro (Texas) is back in action. Volunteers helped pull out weeds, plant seeds, and form more garden beds. This was a great opportunity that gave people a chance to be outside (and safely distanced) while getting their hands dirty!
Frontera had our first in-person guided hike since March! Frontera partnered with the El Paso 500 Women Scientists Pod to host a hike at Knapp Land during the annual Celebration of our Mountains activities. Speakers talked about lichen and participants learned about the area’s local plant life.