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Ecology Field Program

Sponsoring Organization: 
Sandia Mountain Natural History Center
Description: 

The Ecology Field Program is a free, placed based, hands on program that introduces students to thier local ecosystem. Students meet SMNHC educators at a wild area near thier school or at the SMNHC in Cedar Crest. They are given a brief introduction to ecosystems and then they are taken on 2.5 hour hike. During the hike they will explore the interconnectedness of nature through a series of hands on activities. After a picnic lunch, the students will participate in another focused activity if time permits. The program is alligned with the New Mexico state standards and benchmarks for the 5th grade but is a great experience for 3rd through 8th grades. For more information about this free, state wide program, please visit our website at http://sites.google.com/a/aps.edu/smnhc/

Submission Type : 
Program
Eligibility Requirements: 
All schools in New Mexico are eligble to participate. The program is free, the only cost to schools is transportation. Any state park, National Forest, or other public lands can be used for this program. Available bathrooms and trails are preferred but the program can be modified to fit most locations. Schools within an hours drive should vist the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center itself.
Other Location Information: 
Any state park, National Forest, or other public lands can be used for this program. Available bathrooms and trails are preferred but the program can be modified to fit most locations. Schools within an hours drive should vist the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center itself.
Ongoing Event: 
Yes
Event Season: 
Year Round
Sandia Mountain
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Paul Mauermann
Phone: 
(505) 281-5259
Email: 
paul.mauermann [at] state.nm.us
University or College Affiliation: 
None
Is your program statewide?: 
Yes
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Both
Categories
Target Audience: 
K-5th Grade
6-8th Grade