Building a rainforest in the desert sure sounds like a crazy idea, but officials at The University of New Mexico, and other stakeholders including the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and other private partners, hope it rains economic opportunity much like a rainforest provides life-sustaining rainfall for its inhabitants.
It’s called the Lobo Rainforest Building and the concept is two-fold in nature including an economic component and an academic component. The plan is for the two to go hand-in-hand as catalysts of economic growth. Innovate ABQ — is a concept designed to transform New Mexico’s economy — while the Innovate Academy represents its academic counterpart designed to transform higher education in a location where students can live, work and play to help drive that economic growth. It’s called innovative living at the Lobo Rainforest. Please join the UNM Alumni Association’s Lobo Living Room to learn more about this unique concept.
5:30 to 6:15 p.m.: Check-in and Reception
6:15 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions
6:30 p.m.: Remarks from Robert Delcampo
7 p.m. Tours of the Rainforest
Space is limited to 100 guests.
For more information or changes to your RSVP, contact the Alumni Relations Office by email or by phone at 505-277-5808.
Location: Lobo Rainforest, 101 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102; 505-277-1500
Parking: Access to parking is off of Broadway Boulevard NE between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue NE and Central Avenue SE.