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VSWCD Events at Whitfield

IMPORTANT COVID 19 Special NOTICE:

 

Health and Safety Concerns to know before arrival

  • All attendees are required to wear a mask (2 years & older) and remain 6 feet from non household members when possible. We want to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe.
  • Thank you for adhering to the above guidelines. We are looking forward to seeing you here!

 

Next Events:

  • Friends of Whitfield Online Auction: 

https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/friends-of-whitfield-online-auction-21519

 

Dates to bid: April 1st through May 4th at noon. 

 

Support the Friends of Whitfield in their mission to create environmental educational opportunities in the local community! The auction supports outdoor education, equipment, household needs and various ways to get out in nature from your own backyard! The Friends of Whitfield are a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Whitfield programs and working with VSWCD to achieve its mission. Learn more about them here: 

https://www.friendsofwhitfield.org/I

 

  • Earth Day Science Fiesta Events/City Nature Challenge Hikes:

Dates: April 30th through May 3rd 9-4 Daily at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area.

 

What to know before you come:

  • ALL events are FREE.
  • All events are great for families of children and adults of all ages.
  • Events will take place between the hours of 9-4 daily during the dates of April 30th to May 3rd.
  • All activities will be inside or outside of the visitor’s center building.
  • We ask for your safety and the safety of our staff and other volunteers during these days, everyone will be required to wear a face mask (2 and older) and maintain a 6-foot distance from non-household members when possible. Please use hand sanitizer when able. We will be providing hand sanitizer for visitor use.

We thank you for the commitment to keep yourself and others safe and healthy during this difficult time.

 

What to know when you arrive:

  • There will be an information station in front of the building with everything you will need to know about all the events and activities for that day, a City Nature Challenge information card, informational brochure about the District and all our programs, extra masks if you forgot one, water bottles, hand sanitizer, and information about Whitfield.  
  • The Friends of Whitfield (a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to creating opportunities for education, preservation and conservation at Whitfield) will have items displayed outside that are for bid now until May 4th at noon here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/friends-of-whitfield-online-auction-21519

Schedule of Activities:

  • Friday, April 30th: Friends of Smokey Bear: balloon and firetruck, Southwest Model Railroad Museum: train demonstration, Central New Mexico Audubon Society: live raptors, H2 Academic Solutions: fact rocks activity, Friends of Whitfield: Silent Auction Aldo Leopold Benches outside and information

City Nature Challenge Hikes: Make sure to register here (by April 27th): https://forms.office.com/r/gL4BWJXPCv

  • Saturday, May 1st: Friends of Smokey Bear: balloon and firetruck, Southwest Model Railroad Museum: train demonstration, Central New Mexico Audubon Society: learning about birds, Zoo Crew Kids: live lizards and snakes, Friends of Whitfield: Silent Auction Aldo Leopold benches outside and information, B.E.M.P.: watershed program, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District: watershed program, Pack 116/Troop 116/Troop 831: watershed program and camp trailer demonstration, Petroglyph National Monument: National Park resources

City Nature Challenge Hikes: Make sure to register here (by April 27Th): https://forms.office.com/r/gL4BWJXPCv

  • Sunday, May 2nd: Southwest Model Railroad Museum: train demonstration, Central New Mexico Audubon Society: live raptors, Friends of Whitfield: Silent Auction Aldo Leopold benches outside for bid and information, B.E.M.P.: watershed program, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District: watershed program, Pack 116/Troop 116/Troop 438: watershed program and camp trailer demonstration, Petroglyph National Monument: National Park resources, Los Lunas Library: learning about tails and tales.

City Nature Challenge Hikes: Make sure to register here (by April 27th): https://forms.office.com/r/gL4BWJXPCv

  • Monday, May 3rd: Los Lunas Library: learning about tails and tales, Southwest Model Railroad Museum: train demonstration, Friends of Whitfield: Silent Auction Aldo Leopold Benches outside for bid and information.

City Nature Challenge Hikes: Make sure to register here (by April 27th): https://forms.office.com/r/gL4BWJXPCv

Thank you for supporting and being a part of this event! We hope you enjoy the activities and enjoy being outside!

Any further questions about these activities and events, please contact Allison Martin at allisonmartin@valenciaswcd.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Valencia SWCD

PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002

 

Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002

505-864-8914
public-input@valenciaswcd.org

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