Welcome to our Environmental Education Opportunities!!
We offer programs for grade K-12th. To schedule a free program, please fill in all necessary registration information by clicking the link below.
Whitfield Education Program Availability
Message From Education Manager Allison
“Hello! My name is Allison Martin. I joined the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District team in September 2018.
I am very enthusiastic about the necessity of environmental education opportunities for young (and older!) students. When students learn about the landscape around them, they begin to care for its resources and become advocates for its protection.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt." -John Muir
ONLINE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES AND VIDEOS BELOW:
Please note, these videos are free for anyone to watch and use with your lessons, but to help us keep track of how many students we are reaching, we ask that you let us know what school, grade level/s and number of students we are reaching by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting our program!
Kindergarten: Topic: Plant and Animal Relationships
Standard: K:LS1-1 Use obervations to describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive
First Grade: Topic: How are Plants and Animals Similar but not exactly like their Parents?
Standard: 1-ESS-1 Make observations to construct evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
Second Grade: Habitats in the Environment
Standard: 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
Third Grade: Topic: Weather During Different Seasons
Standard: 3-ESSS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
Fourth Grade: Topic: The River Over Time
Standard: 4-ESSS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
3 part series (each 20 minutes each)
Six Grade: Topic: Phenology: Understanding the Tree and Tracking Data Over Time
Standard: MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Videos and Lesson Content Below:
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Special thanks to our partners Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and Audubon New Mexico for our first Teacher Summit 2019! We believe that incorporating environmental education into daily curriculum not only enhances direct experience, but increases academic success for all students! Together, we can create a future of environmental stewards of the land!
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PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.
Monday, May 31st Memorial Day
Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday
September 6th Labor Day
October 11th Indigenous Peoples Day
November 11th Veterans Day
November 25th Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day