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Virtual Field Trips-Sandia Mountain Natural History Center
Sandia Mountain Natural History Center
SMNHC is a facility in Cedar Crest, NM managed jointly by the museum and Albuquerque Public Schools. The staff have produced videos explaining what can be found in this mountain habitat. Some of these videos have been shown on APS @Home (see below).
A series of virtual field trips discuss the natural components of an ecosystem, ways to observe them, how they are connected, and more. Filmed in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. A multi-part series can be watched on this playlist:
Another series takes you on quick trips around small areas in nature:
- For printable activities for further ecosystem exploration, please check out their website at: https://sites.google.com/a/aps.edu/smnhc/teacher-resources/curriculum
- To subscribe to the SMNHC youtube channel and stay up to date on all their new videos, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smnhc1