BLM New Mexico Las Cruces District Hosts Girls Summer Camp 

Story by Deborah E. Stevens. Photos by Eileen Davis and McKinney Briske.

Adding to the list of accomplishments for the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, the BLM Las Cruces District hosted a week-long day camp from June 20-24 for 12 fourth-grade girls from Sunrise Elementary School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The camp focused on field trips and hands-on activities aimed at building the girls’ awareness of their surrounding public lands and natural environment. 

The camp was co-sponsored by the BLM Las Cruces District and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The BLM’s Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave Conservation Area, the Lincoln National Forest, and White Sands National Monument also participated. 

“Watching the girls engage and enjoy our public lands is so rewarding and inspiring,” said Eileen Davis, BLM Las Cruces District volunteer coordinator. “And for a week in June, the BLM Las Cruces District and other agencies had the privilege of introducing these girls to a variety of science, technology, engineering, math, and conservation activities, specially designed to build their literacy in these fields.” 

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Wish I was still here too! Taken from one of the many viewing platforms, looking towards Switzerland (in the distance) - I think! We spent about 3.5 hours up here and across at Helbronner, but had to leave before my wife’s fingers froze off!

Well, I just had to stop following someone I kinda admired on tumbr ‘cause they said something along the lines of “being racist doesn’t necessarily make you a bad person”  ʘ‿ʘ   

aliengrantward  asked:

It's also my duty to tell you to eat a dick. Because if I get called racist for being born white, for liking villains or a celeb everyone hates, if I get called racist for having blonde hair, you can't expect me to jump in on your #blm train.

lil white girl if you think black lives matter is some “train” you simply jump on instead of actually believing that it is true, you should’ve been nominated for miss teen usa yourself

But more than that you saying that because you got your hurt ass feelings in the mix, black people don’t deserve to live and fight for justice then that is peak white privilege 

no one mentioned your stringy bland ass hair, and if you like entertainers and people that are openly racist then YES you are racist too! Wow, the revelation! 

You’re racist, end of discussion, no matter how much or how many black organizations you support, no matter how many black friends you have, it doesn’t matter if you think like this. 

So please, do us all a favor and vacate my inbox with your trash

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