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Outdoor Field School

Introducing the new Outdoor Field School at the Open Space Visitor Center! Youth ages 9-12 will explore, discover, and learn about the natural world through fun, hands-on science outdoors.

When

Sep 10, 2020 09:00 AM - Oct 09, 2020 12:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-768-4959

Description

Introducing the new Outdoor Field School at the Open Space Visitor Center! Youth ages 9-12 will explore, discover, and learn about the natural world through fun, hands-on science outdoors. Students will foster essential skills used by wildlife biologists, climatologists, and foresters using real scientific equipment to observe and measure the environment of the Middle Rio Grande. Taught by Open Space Educators, the curriculum supports New Mexico academic standards and includes the use of field microscopes, binoculars, clinometers, maps, compasses, diameter tapes, thermometers, and more. Field science techniques, journaling, and outdoor safety will be taught and practiced.

The Introductory Class of Outdoor Field School begins fall 2020. Participants can register for one of the two-day sessions that take place on Thursday and Friday. The program is offered from September through October. See the dates below. The Introductory Class fee is $20. Registration required due to limited group size. Register online at play.cabq.gov

Fall 2020 Program Dates:
Introductory Class, two-day session, Thursday & Friday, 10 students:2 instructors

Introductory Class Dates
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Note special time

  • Sept 10 & 11 (9am - 12pm)
  • Sept 17 & 18 (9am - 12pm)
  • Sept 24 & 25 (9am - 12pm)
  • Oct 1 & 2 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)*
  • Oct 8 & 9  (9am - 12pm)

Note: All COVID-Safe Practices are implemented for “Early Care and Education Facilities” as outlined in the Executive Summary for “Health and Safety Guidance for New Mexico Child Care Centers and Early Childhood Professionals.” Outdoor Field School curriculum also incorporates teaching the importance of mask use, social distancing, and proper handwashing techniques.


Registration required due to limited group size. Register online at play.cabq.gov

 

Price

$20
Registration required due to limited group size. Register online at play.cabq.gov

Contact

Jessica Sapunar-Jursich
505-768-4959