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Covid-19 Protocols
SMNHC protocols for health and safety during the 2021-22 school year.
Outdoor Activities
A collection of outdoor activity documents and lesson plans created by staff of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center for Ecology Field programs for 5th graders, and available for download and printing by educators and the public.
Geology Trail Brochure
A tour of geologic stops along SMNHC trails, with information about the rocks and geologic features visible, and QR codes linking to videos filmed at those locations.
SMNHC Geology Paper
A journal article by Dr. Spencer Lucas, et al., about the geology of the SMNHC, detailing the Permian-Triassic Stratigraphic section.
Virtual Field Trip Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for teachers using the virtual field trip video lessons and activities, aligned to 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards.
Endangered Species Curriculum (PDF)
Educating Ecosystems Explorers, a Share with Wildlife Endangered Species curriculum for middle school students.
Wildlife Visits to Springs Lessons
Middle school lessons using real data from animal visits to natural springs along SMNHC trails.
Ecosystem Explorations
Ecosystem Explorations is an in-depth exploration of ecosystems for use in the classroom before the SMNHC Ecology Field Program.
Pre-Trip Kit Lessons
Lessons found in the SMNHC Pre-Trip Kit to prepare your 5th grade students for their Ecology Field Program.
Mini-Curriculum
The SMNHC Mini Curriculum is a great resource to use with your 5th grade students prior to their visit to the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. All the activities are printable and don't take a large amount of class time. The activities will give your students a head start to help them get more out of the SMNHC field trip experience.
EFP Standards
Files detailing Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Standards for the SMNHC Ecology Field Program.
Becoming Citizens of Our Land Photo Essay
A photographic essay documenting a full Ecology Field Experience program that 5th graders participate in at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center.
Chaperone Letters
Chaperone Letters translated into Arabic, Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.
Parent Letters
Parent Letters translated into Arabic, Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.
Kids N' Parks '22-'23 Grant Application
Apply to receive transportation money for your students to visit a New Mexico State Park.