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Spencer Lucas of the NM Natural History Museum describes the SMNHC.


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 Nov 17, 2014, 10:35 AM by Steven Henley ]

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.

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 May 14, 2015, 2:16 PM by Fiana Shapiro ]

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.

SMNHC featured in KUNM story

posted Feb 1, 2012, 7:52 AM by Rosie Norlander

Last week, while on outreach to Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area in Belen, Paul and Chris were interviewed by KUNM's conservation reporter Sidsel Overgaard.  It's a good story on the impact of No Child Left Behind on science education.  You can listen to it here.

Albert I. Pierce Foundation Grant

posted Jan 23, 2012, 1:55 PM by Rosie Norlander

We are excited to announce that we received a grant from the Albert I. Pierce Foundation to further develop our high school monitoring program! This grant will allow us to build new and strengthen existing relationships with middle and high schools around Albuquerque.  Students will be visiting the center to monitor Air & Water Quality, Forest Health, Dendrochronology, and Wildlife.  Thank you Albert I. Pierce Foundation!

BioBlitz 2012

posted Dec 7, 2011, 9:03 AM by Rosie Norlander

The SMNHC is excited to announce that we will be hosting BioBlitz 2012!  On August 10 & 11, 2012 the SMNHC will be opening to scientific experts and the public to conduct a 24 hour survey of all living organisms in the area.  For more information on BioBlitz click here.  If you have questions or want to get involved, contact Rosie Norlander at 505-281-5259 or

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