Become a partner

STEMarts Lab is always seeking partners that share our mission. We are looking for interdisciplinary and intercultural experts to share knowledge, collaborate on projects, and share related youth opportunities. Partners can be non-profit organizations, businesses, researchers, artists, scientists, cultural specialists, etc. If you are interested in partnering with the BioSTEAM Youth Program please contact us:

Here are some examples of who and what we are looking for:

    • Businesses/non-profits working on research or development in new sustainable models that restore, regenerate or protect nature.
    • Researchers that would like to share articles and research on science and technology, i.e. ecological restoration, sustainable energy, complexity theory, etc.
    • Artists working at the intersection of art, biology, ecology and technology that are interested in sharing their work through the BioSTEAM platform. i.e. bioart, ecological art, etc. Learn more
    • Scientists working at the cutting edge of biology;  biophysics, bioastrophysics, quantum biology, bionanotechnology
    • Scientists of any field interested in community outreach and interdisciplinary collaborations with artists/youth.
    • Indigenous cultural specialists interested in sharing traditional ecological models with youth.
    • Experts in biodiversity and climate change to share facts and knowledge to inform youth.
    • Programmers/creative coders interested in collaborations to design sci-art installations and youth projects.
    • STEM/STEAM Youth Programs interested in exchanging links to expand the resource database for teachers and students.

Partners & Resources

In addition to being the host and collaborating partner for the Pollinator Concentrator installation, Taos Land Trust offers many opportunities for youth to connect with nature through land restoration projects at Rio Fernando Park (behind Baca Park). They have a Youth Conservation Corps where students bring an acequia back to life, tackle invasive species, restoring wetlands, growing food and much more. Contact Ben Wright through the Taos Land Trust website if you would like to know more.

Red Willow Farm is working to reclaim the agricultural heritage of Taos Pueblo and to restore its traditional food systems. They incorporate ancient and modern sustainable farming practices and offer hands-on educational programs and volunteer opportunities. You can watch the INTERvew with Red Willow Farm's Executive Director, Tiana Suazo, to learn more or visit their Red Willow Farm website and Facebook page.

Amigos Bravos’ Mission is to protect and restore the waters of New Mexico. Shannon Romeling worked with the Pollinator Concentrator artist as an advisor for her installation at Rio Fernando Park. She is also a bat enthusiast and has been sharing her knowledge about bats for this project. Learn more about their work on the Amigos Bravos website.

Rich Schrader started River Source in 1997 to develop projects with significant public involvement that lead to long-term and community-based watershed stewardship.  Rich has designed and implemented restoration projects and set-up ecological monitoring with private and public landowners on over 45 sites throughout New Mexico. He offers great outdoor educational workshops for students.  RiverSource website.

SciArt Santa Fe, creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas among practitioners in the arts, sciences and technology. Through public forums, they facilitate cross-disciplinary research in these fields, seeking to catalyze fruitful solutions for the challenges of the 21st century. Among the challenges requiring cross-disciplinary approaches are establishing sustainable environmental practices, spreading global scientific and artistic literacy, creating technological equity and encouraging freedom of thought and imagination. Many of the practitioners they work with tackle pressing issues that disproportionately affect people of under-represented races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, citizenship statuses, and ages including climate change, species extinction and migration. SciArt Santa Fe website

True Kids 1 is a Taos based educational non-profit with a mission to provide New Mexico youth with media skills, tools and opportunities to open career paths and promote digital citizenship. Eloragh Espie from True Kids 1 led the INTERviews with the BioSTEAM artist and interdisciplinary experts. True Kids 1 website

Dr.Greg Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethnobotany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. Dr. Cajete has authored five books including “Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence”. He offers research and consultancy on native science curriculum development and sustaining indigenous communities. Contact:

Taos Pueblo Education & Training Division is dedicated to assisting the Taos Pueblo community as well as all Native Americans in Taos County with any education, training, and employment endeavors. Bettina Sandoval, Director, oversees many programs and services that assist all ages of students and adults. One of their main goals is to provide support and advocate for community members. Contact Bettina directly for any questions or to share ideas.  Website link

Working at the Art/ Science/ Environmental Art intersections MacArthur has taught workshops at universities and in K-12 levels. Her art practice explores the intersection of new light technologies, biology and deep environmental thinking. She has been trained in the practice of biomimicry with the Biomimicry Institute utilizing this knowledge with concepts built into her art projects, as well as for developing curriculum and teaching workshops around this methodology. She offers consultation on bio-inspired teaching methods, including hands-on practices embedding the concepts further, and how these practices support a diversity of human perspectives. Her most recent workshop outside New Mexico was taught at Sci/Art Nanolab + Studio Summer Institute, UCLA.