Western New Mexico University will hold the 18th Academic Student Research Symposium and Career Fair. The event will have face-to-face, poster and oral presentations. Students will present projects that pertain to public service, technology, industrial/applied technology and more. It will be April 25th through the 26th from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m at the J. Cloyd Miller Library. For more information, go to website.

The American Legion and Auxiliary sponsored Girls and Boys State camp will be held this summer on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. This camp is for high school students completing their Junior year who are interested in having fun while earning college credits and possible college scholarships. This will give young adults the opportunity to learn about patriotic values where students get to assume the roles of government leaders and campaign in mock parties to become state, city and county officials. The Boys State will be the week of May 28th and the Girls State will be the week of June 11th. For more information contact John Sterile at 623-293-1639.

The Gila National Forest has recently discovered a number of abandoned campfires over the past few weekends. The Gila National Forest Supervisor suggests that people make sure their campfire is completely cold and extinguished before leaving the campsite. Unattended campfires are not only illegal but can escape and become a wildfire. For more information call 575-388-8211 or send an email to Maribeth.Pecotte@usda.gov.

The Silver City Watershed Keepers is offering their second annual free Nature Discover Camp for rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders. This summer camp is designed and delivered by professional educators to provide campers with a connection to nature and a sense of place through discovery and exploration of the world. Campers will also learn about  cultural history through field trips to the Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site, Gila and Mimbres River and much more. Registration is open now until June 2nd. For more information on the program and how to register, contact Beth Cable at 575-538-8078. 

Lordsburg Public Schools is in search of any parents with children ages up to 5 years old who may have concerns with their child’s development. They may be able to have them screened for cognitive, motor or any social issues they may have. For more information, contact Lordsburg Schools at 575-542-9361.