Number of people served so far this school year:

Number of people served since 1994

History of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

posted Feb 20, 2014, 11:13 AM by Paul Mauermann

Michael Cox, a volunteer at the SMNHC, has recently completed a history of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. It is fascinating and we are deeply indebted to him for all his hard work. 

More Segments on the SMNHC

posted Dec 11, 2013, 11:55 AM by Elizabeth Segura

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center Featured on Good Day New Mexico

posted Nov 21, 2013, 10:43 AM by Elizabeth Segura

Students Learn About the Local Environment

Students from all around Albuquerque can visit the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest, New Mexico.

November 19, 2013

Spencer Lucas of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science shows KOB TV's Good Day New Mexico where every Albuquerque 5th grader can go to learn about environmental science unique to our local environment.

This short video clip features fifth graders from Longfellow ES. The students can be seen in this video, hiking, answering questions, and doing an activity.

We are proud of our local environment and proud that our students have opportunities like this to learn and experience our great history!

Bears in the Sandia's

posted Aug 20, 2013, 11:55 AM by Rosie Norlander

Below is a link to an article printed in the Albuquerque Journal on August 19, 2013 on the bears in the Sandia's and their access to food.

Summer wildlife sightings at the SMNHC

posted Aug 1, 2013, 10:02 AM by Rosie Norlander   [ updated Aug 1, 2013, 10:04 AM ]

This summer has been full of wildlife sightings!


This young cub has been photographed at both bird blinds and Mud Spring.















There were three collared lizards found in July...very rare!




















One of two big, male black bears that have been regularly photographed at Mud Spring.















A tarantula (another rare find) found right outside our office door.


Summer projects

posted Jun 21, 2013, 9:21 AM by Rosie Norlander

We just finished our latest project, a bird blind near the Stubbe Center. There is even a small pond to help attract wildlife. Within a few minutes of filling the pond we had attracted several different birds. Be sure to check it out next time you're at the Center!

End of the year report!

posted May 23, 2013, 9:17 AM by Rosie Norlander

School is out for the year and our final numbers are in! For the 2012-2013 school year we taught:
    9,435 APS students, teachers, & parents
    4,441 non-APS students, teachers, & parents
    1,184 general public
For a total of 15,060 people!

Many thanks to all the staff, volunteers, interns, student teachers, and sponsors who helped make this year such a success!

Like us on Facebook!

posted Apr 3, 2013, 1:36 PM by Rosie Norlander   [ updated Apr 3, 2013, 1:40 PM ]



If you want to stay up to date on the latest happenings around the SMNHC be sure to like us on Facebook!    



You can also follow us on Twitter @SMNHC1

ABQ Journal Article

posted Apr 11, 2012, 2:08 PM by Rosie Norlander   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 11:05 AM ]




New Bear Claw Issue

posted Feb 28, 2012, 10:53 AM by Rosie Norlander   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 10:58 AM ]



The latest Bear Claw has been published.  You can find it here.

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