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Contact: Randall Gann, Public Information Officer
Students from Juan de Onate Elementary in Gallup will join educators from the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center at Bluewater State Park on October 7th from 9am to 1pm for the Traveling Ecology Field Program. This innovative, four-hour program introduces students across the state to their local ecosystem and teaches them about ecology, nature, and their impact on the environment. Trained naturalists from the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center meet students in a local “wild area” such as a state park or national forest and lead them through a hands-on discovery of the natural world. The goal of this free, standards-based program is to introduce students to the beauty and wonder of New Mexico while instilling an appreciation for the intricacies and interconnectedness of the ecosystems they live and play in every day.
The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is an environmental education center run by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs