Science at the Cienega

  1. Your group should be at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve promptly at 9:00am. The program will conclude at 11:30am.
  2. For our school programs, we request that you provide one adult for every ten students.
  3. Please divide your students into four groups. Name the groups: red, blue, green, yellow. If possible, please have the students wear name tags with group identification.
  4. As a safety issue, we ask adults not to bring toddlers when accompanying a group.
  5. Restroom facilities are limited to one portable in the parking lot area.
  6. Cell phone conversations interrupt the nature experience. We ask that cell phones and all electronic devices be turned off during the field experience.

What to Bring and Wear

  1. Wear long pants and closed shoes (no sandals). Trails go through some high grass and shrub areas.
  2. We will provide student field journals for recording observations and follow-up activities.
  3. Pack curiosity and good observational skills. Be ready to look and listen.
  4. (Summer months) Bring water and a hat. Sunscreen and bug repellent are also suggested.

Rules to Remember

  1. Always allow the Science at the Cienega docent to go first when on the trails.
  2. Stay on the trail in order to respect the fragile ecosystems in this special environment.
  3. Do not pick the plants or take anything from the Preserve without permission.

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The Preserve is open free of charge May through October on Saturdays from 9am – 12 noon, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Please plan to return!
Questions and additional information: education@santafebotanicalgarden.org