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NM approves $50k feasibility study for Insights’ DinoTrack site

NM State senator Jeff Steinborn and NM State Representative Raymundo Lara successfully championed a 2019 state budget addition to fund a feasibility study of Insights 211-acre DinoTracks site as a Trail Hub of the Rio Grande trail and outdoor recreation resource.

El Pasoans will also benefit from New Mexico’s outdoor recreational renaissance.  Thanks to a statewide revenue boon, the 2019 New Mexico State Budget supported a $50,000 feasibility study to lay a roadmap for the construction of an outdoor recreation site and trail hub for the Rio Grande Trail at Insights Dino Tracks site in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

“Thanks to the consistent support of State Senator Jeff Steinborn, Insights is finally on track to develop the 211-acre DinoTracks site in Sunland Park to its full potential,” Insights Museum officials shared.

New Mexico State Parks will collaborate with Insights El Paso Science Center to determine the vision for an enhanced outdoor education and recreation site.

Following the discovery of thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints by Dr. Eric Kappus in 2002, the DinoTracks site was donated to Insights El Paso Science Center by Stanley Jobe.

Since its donation, Insights has collaborated with a multiple organizations to build a 2.5 mile guided hiking tour through 10 different educational stops.

Museum officials added, “DinoTrack guided hikes are the first phase of Insights larger vision to create multiple active outdoor STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning opportunities throughout the Border Region.”

Insights provides over 1,400 guided hiking tours of fossilized dinosaur tracks to children and adults annually.

Children’s Museum Public Meetings Set for Next Week; Concept Online Voting Open

Residents will be able to learn more about the three competing conceptual designs for the new El Paso children’s museum in two free public meetings scheduled for next week.

The first will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday, December 11 in the El Paso Community Foundation Room, 333 North Oregon. The second will be from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 at the El Paso Museum of Art.

Founding Director Dr. Paul Kortenaar and staff will be on hand to explain the designs and answer questions.

The community can choose from three design concepts presented by  renowned architecture firms; Koning Eizenberg Architecture based in Santa Monica, California, Snohetta based in Oslo, Norway and New York City, and TEN Arquitectos based in Mexico City and New York City.

The design concepts will be on display in the lobby of the El Paso Museum of Art and residents will play a role in deciding the winning design. A public vote is going on now through midnight Friday, December 15.

City Unveils Children’s Museum Concepts; Public Can Vote Online for Favorite Design

The El Paso Children’s Museum is progressing toward the next phase of the project, and the community is invited to help select the final design concept.

 

The design concepts will be on display in the lobby of the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as online. The public may begin voting online starting at noon, December 5, by clicking the El Paso Children’s Museum banner on the City of El Paso website. Voting ends December 15.

The community can choose from three design concepts presented by  renowned architecture firms; Koning Eizenberg Architecture based in Santa Monica, California, Snohetta based in Oslo, Norway and New York City, and TEN Arquitectos based in Mexico City and New York City.

All three finalists are internationally recognized, award-winning architecture firms. The winning firm will partner with a local architecture firm to complete the final official design.

The Museum will be located at 201 West Main between the El Paso Museum of History and the El Paso Museum of Art within the Downtown Arts District.

The Museum is one of the signature projects voters approved in 2012 as part of a $473 million Quality of Life Bond.

In August, Gyroscope Inc., an award winning design firm based in Oakland, California presented the Museum’s master plan that provided the framework for the architectural designs.

City officials hosted an unveiling Monday, December 4, at the Texas Tech School of Architecture located at 700 South San Francisco Avenue.

 

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