photo credit: Jim O'Donnell

The BioSTEAM Lab at Taos Land Trust is a STEAM-focused environmental education youth program that raises awareness to local and global environmental issues which are part of the Rio Fernando Park mission. The goal is to engage Taos County youth in artist-led interdisciplinary and intercultural collaborations that integrate art, science, technology and nature. The mission is to beautify and promote the park with site-specific installations that educate students and the community on the preservation work happening at the park, instill value for protecting our environment, and increase visitation to the park as a place to feel wonder, respect and inspiration for nature. We also hope that this curriculum tool can be used by teachers beyond Taos to inspire STEAM-focused environmental education in their classrooms.