Shared Nature Lessons for All Ages!

Starting April 6th 2020, environmental educators from all over New Mexico are getting together to create free nature-based lessons for teachers and parents for all school aged students. New lessons will be added here every week. Check back often!



Nature Story Activity
Students will create a multiple page story of different plants or animals in the ecosystem
Nature Story Activity.pdf
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Migration Adaptation Activity by B.E.M.P.
Learn about bird migration while tracking data while learning how to use phenology tracking databases
Migration Adaption Activity half sheet.B[...]
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Gravity Drop by NM MESA Inc.
Learn about the science of gravity with this fun home activity
gravity drop.STEM stimulus activity 2 3.[...]
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How To Make a Cloud By Albuquerque Bernallilo County Water Utility Authority
Learn all about how you can make clouds in your very own home!
ABCWUA.make a cloud activity1. pdf.pdf
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Daily Nature Activities by Nature Matters Academy
Daily nature activities that help students relate to their surroundings every day.
Nature Matters.Daily Nature Activities.N[...]
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The Producer, Consumer and Decomposer
Learn all about how these are all connected in the chain of life. They all need one another for survival, but one is the most important. Which one is it?
The Producer .pdf
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Bird Feather Basics by Talking Talons Youth Leadership
In this lessen students will learn all about how parts of a feather function to help a bird fly and survive in the environment.
TTYL.BirdBasics1 Feathers .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.6 MB]
Grow Your Own Food by East Valencia Urban Gardens Program
Learn how to start a garden and grow food from home!
EVUGP grab n go_ gardens 2020.pdf
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Surface Tension and Water by NM MESA Inc
Learn about some of the awesome things about water in this activity!
Surface Tension.nk.pdf
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Backyard Pollinators by Desert Oasis Teaching Garden
Enjoy a backyard scavenger hunt and learn about the pollinators along the way!
DOTG.Backyard Pollinator Scavenger Hunt.[...]
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Backyard Plants
What is growing in your backyard? Find out why they are important in the ecosystem!
Backyard Plants.pdf
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Don't Trash Our Rio by Cuidad Soil and Water Conservation District
Learn all about how quickly trash builds up and how we can use recycled materials to build new things.
Don’t Trash Our Rio- STEM distribution ([...]
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Speed of Light by UNM School of Engineering
Understanding the speed of light and microwaves
UNM.Speed of Light.pdf
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Mud Play by Pajarito Environmental Education Center
Playing in the mud and learning with pre school aged students!
Mud Play.PEEC pre-school age.pdf
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Bird Basics by Talking Talons Youth Leadership
Looking at specific features to help compare birds from each other. Get the binoculars out!
TTYL.BirdBasics2 Hawks.vs.Falcons.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.5 MB]

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2022 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday (in-lieu), January 3, New Year's Day

Monday, Jan. 17th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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