Education Program 2021-2022 Registration Information below!

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.


In Person and On Site School Programs Google Calendar Availability

Google Calendar

Whitfield Education Program Availability

Education Program Opportunities
Educational Programs brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

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





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 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:



Kindergarten Lesson
Kindergarden Lesson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [118.8 KB]
First Grade Lesson
First Grade Lesson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [146.1 KB]
Second Grade Lesson
Second Grade Lesson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [134.7 KB]
Third Grade Lesson
Third Grade Lesson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [246.5 KB]
Fourth Grade Lesson
Fourth Grade Lesson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [155.5 KB]
Sixth Grade Lesson
Sixth Grade Lesson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [185.6 KB]
Educational Opportunities Brochure
Inside is information about all District wide education information
Educational Programs brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]

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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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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


Monday, September 6th Labor Day

Monday, October 11th Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, November 11th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 25th Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day

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