Whitfield Education Programs

 Education Manager

“Hello! My name is Allison Martin. I joined the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District team in September 2018.


I currently live in Bosque Farms, New Mexico with my husband and two sons Joshua and Samuel. Before working here, I was a Park Ranger for the National Park Service at Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque. 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


Please fill out the registration form and email is to allisonmartin@valenciaswcd.org to request a video.
School registration for virtual videos.d[...]
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Due to the pandemic and fieldtrips not being allowed on site, we are creating virtual videos for individual grade levels. Videos will be 10 to 15 minutes in length and each have an activity that students can do at home or at school. To register for a video or learn more about this initiative, please email Allison Martin at allisonmartin@valenciaswcd.org


Kingergarten: 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. 


Fifth Grade: Topic: Biotic and Abiotic Parts in the Ecosystem

Standard: 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.


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. 





Educational Opportunities Brochure
Inside is information about all District wide education information
Educational Programs brochure.pdf
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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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Valencia SWCD

PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002


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