Since 1967, the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico has guided students on outdoor environmental education programs that provide hands-on opportunities to hike, explore, learn about, and do scientific research in their local ecosystem. The SMNHC is run as a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools (one of the largest school districts in the country) and the State of New Mexico.
Join New Mexico’s largest Environmental Education Center, The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC), in teaching students from across New Mexico about the varied ecology of this great state. The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is a unique partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, located in Cedar Crest, NM, is a partnership between Albuquerque Schools and the N.M Museum of Natural History that teaches students about ecology through field based experiences.
Teach ecology in the mountains of New Mexico! The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is an Environmental Education Center owned by Albuquerque Public Schools and run by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Each year the SMNHC teaches about 17,000 students, teachers and parents about the interconnectedness of nature through a series of fun, exciting and educational programs.