One of Bird Alliance of Central New Mexico’s main focuses is to help further science and outdoor education in our community. We believe that educating the next generation in science and conservation is key to the survival of our ecosystem. For that reason, we support children of all ages, as well as outstanding teachers, in whatever way we can. We offer scholarships for both students and teachers, support local science fairs and provide mentoring to nature loving children in Albuquerque and across the state.

The Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund


Background

This scholarship fund was established to give testimony to the living legacy of what Ryan gave to all of us as family, friends, and community.

Ryan Beaulieu was a young ornithologist, environmentalist, and conservationist whose love of the Earth and all its creatures and his desire to protect them was but one example of his spirit and wisdom beyond his years. He was 17 years old when a tragic accident took his life on August 27, 2005, during a birding trip in eastern New Mexico. Ryan was a member of the Central New Mexico Audubon Society (now Bird Alliance of Central New Mexico), New Mexico Ornithologist Society, The American Birding Association, The Rio Grande Nature Center, Rio Grande Bird Research Group, and an originator and principal bander of the Rosy-Finch Research Project at Sandia Crest. Ryan’s gift was his love for bird watching and his connection to nature. His life was filled with the joy of exploration and discovery of nature, and this sustains his family, friends, and the birding community of which he was a part. This scholarship fund was established to share birding, nature, and conservation activities with other young people.

In Memory of Ryan Beaulieu

For more information on Ryan’s life visit his memorial page by clicking here.


Please download the application packet for information on eligibility and requirements and to apply.


Reports

Atlantic Puffin (Photo by Owen Sinkus)

Funded in part by the Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund, Owen Sinkus attended Victor Emanuel Nature Tours’ Camp Chiricahua. To read his report of the experience, click the following highlighted link: Owen Sinkus Report.

Elegant Trogon (Photo by Matthias Benko)

Funded in part by the Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund, Matthias Benko attended Hog Island Audubon Camp. To read his report of the experience, click the following highlighted link: Matthias Benko Report.

Female Dusky Grouse (Photo by Jo Fine)

Funded in part by the Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund, Jo Fine attended the ABA Camp Colorado. To read his report of the experience, click the following highlighted link: Jo Fine Report.