SMNHC Field Experience Activities

Below are some of the activities we do during the Ecology Field Program, as well as their lesson plans.  You are welcome to use, print, and alter them to suit your needs in the schoolyard or another wild area.  

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Bear Habitat Survey: search for things that bears need in their habitat, and for bear sign.  3368k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:25 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Bear Habitat Survey Lesson Plan  607k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 12:50 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Cloud Key: Identify cloud types.  5414k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:25 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Decomposition in the Forest: Classify tree decomposition stages and look for decomposers.   245k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:34 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Decomposition in the Forest Lesson Plan  607k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:01 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Differentiated Instruction: How SMNHC instructors work with different student learning styles and physical abilities.  35k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:27 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Ecosystem Quadrat: Observing closely and recording what is in a small square placed on the ground.  26k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:41 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Scavenger Hunt  165k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:36 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Ecology Field Program Introduction: Introducing concepts of abiotic/biotic, producers, consumers, decomposers, and ecosystem inter-connectedness.  1066k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:43 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Fossil Hunt field guide: Information and pictures of the most common animal fossils found at the SMNHC.  1579k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:43 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Fossil Hunt Lesson Plan  612k v. 2 Apr 11, 2018, 1:02 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Fun with Forestry: forest health activity using forestry tools   278k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:03 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Fun with Forestry Lesson Plan  15k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:21 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Geology rocks: close examination of a rock, and determining what it's composed of.  612k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:49 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Lichen Guide: Photos of local lichens, connection to air quality  266k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:05 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Lichen Guide Lesson Plan  606k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 12:56 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Scat Chat Lesson Plan  603k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:07 PM Fiana Shapiro
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SMNHC Fun Hunt: find producers, consumers, and decomposers.  26k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 2:02 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Snag Exploration: examine a snag for signs of animal life.   24k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:57 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Tree Key: Identify tree species found around 7,000 ft. in the Sandia Mountains.    384k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 2:05 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Tree Key Lesson Plan   286k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:57 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Tree Key in Spanish    387k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 2:05 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Weather Scavenger Hunt  26k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 12:57 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Winter Ecology Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan  606k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 1:23 PM Fiana Shapiro
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Winter Ecology Scavenger Hunt  24k v. 1 Apr 11, 2018, 12:57 PM Fiana Shapiro