The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center: A Place for Education and Research

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The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center: A Place for Education and Research

Time: January 8, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History
Street: 1801 Mountain Road NW
City/Town: Albuquerque, NM
Website or Map: http://www.npsnm.org
Event Type: community, meeting/free, informational, talk
Organized By: Melissa Ewer/Native Plant Society of NM (Albuquerque chapter)
Latest Activity: Jan 7

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The public is invited to a program focused on the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, presented by Paul Mauermann, Director of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center.

Paul will discuss both the education initiatives and the research being done at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is an environmental education center located in the Sandia Mountains just east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The beautiful 128-acre piece of pinon-juniper forest is owned by the Albuquerque Public School System, and is run by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Since 1967, the center has been teaching the students of New Mexico about the environment and how to preserve it. The primary mission of the center and its staff is to educate the citizens of New Mexico about ecology, ecosystems, the environment, and conservation.

Paul Mauermann has been with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science since 2000 and has served as the SMNHC manager since 2004. He is originally from the Philadelphia area and moved to New Mexico in 1995. Paul has a degree in History and American Studies from the University of Delaware. He began his informal education career with the National Park Service where he worked at Independence National Historical Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Besides teaching the Ecology Field Program at the Center, Paul is responsible for most administrative and planning tasks.

A short chapter meeting precedes the talk. Native plant books will be on display and available for purchase. This free public program is sponsored by the Albuquerque Chapter, Native Plant Society of New Mexico.

[Photo credit: Melissa Ewer]

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