Sandia Mountain Natural History Center      Field Ecology Program

       5th Grade Field Ecology Program at Whitfield Wildlife                                                    Conservation Area

Sandia Mountian Natural History Center educators, in partnership with Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, present a 5th grade program about the basic elements of ecosystems and lead tours at Whitfield on specific days in January and February. The program is aligned with NM Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for 5th grade students. Bus scholarships are available to schools that lie within Valencia county.

5th Grade Field Ecology Program at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
presented by Sandia Mountain Natural History Center
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Interested Valencia county teachers or schools can contact the program scheduler at (505) 864-8914 or


5th grade teachers from school districts in neighboring counties may also contact the program scheduler to discuss participation in the program.


For more information about the Friends of Whitfield, please visit their website by clicking here

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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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2017 Holiday Schedule
Office will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday January 2, 2017 - New Year's Day (observed)    

Monday January 16, 2017 - Martin Luther King Day  

Monday February 20, 2017 - Presidents' Day    

Monday May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day    

Tuesday July 4, 2017 - Independence Day    

Monday September 4, 2017 - Labor Day    

Monday October 9, 2017 - Columbus Day    

Friday November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day (observed)    

Thursday November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day    

Monday December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day

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