Oct 20, 2018
2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo competition Ė Clouds: Reception
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) hosts a reception for the winners of the 2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo competition – Clouds.
A reception for the winning photographers will be held at the Museum on October 20, 2018 from 10:00-11:00am.
Fort Selden Historic Site
Saturday, October 20, 6-9 pm
Join us for a special moonlight tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System. Walk on an authentic portion of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. Meet historical figures from the past camped at Paraje de Robledo!Tours leave every 15 minutes. Admission: $5 for adults. Kids are free. Tickets sold at the door. Cash or check only. All activities are outside, please dress warmly. Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation. Call 575-202-1638 for information. NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs and follow the signs.
This year, the theme was CLOUDS and photographers explored the entire state to find clouds everywhere. We received 142 entries and the judges were able to select thirty photos that show clouds in many different forms and interpretations.
Please note this program takes place at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. This event is free and open to all!
Join us for our annual family-oriented Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA)!
CNMA opens it doors to the public to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands on activities and demonstrations, including:
This is also a great opportunity to view Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies, which "explores the importance of birds in Native American culture, as well how birds are addressed or studied in the field of archaeology," said Diana Sherman, MIAC Assistant Collections Manager and Exhibit Curator. "The exhibit [also] informs the visitor about birds in general and their great significance and amazing adaptability."
Make sure to tour the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (the storage facility for New Mexico’s archaeological collections), the research laboratories for the Office of Archaeological Studies, and meet the archaeologists behind the excavations at the Palace of the Governors, the Civic Center, Railyard, Santa Fe County Courthouse, and many other locations throughout the state.
Please note this exhibit is at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599.
Birds are among the most cherished animals with whom we share the Earth. Where birds live well, people thrive. The presence and wellbeing of birds reflects the health of the environment; they share every ecosystem with us, playing the role of hunter and prey, pollinators, scavengers, and dispersers of seeds. Feeding the spirit, they can signify strength, courage and freedom. They are companions to us and inspire us to think beyond our own confinement and limitations. With some 10,000 species of birds in the world, they represent one of the best adapted animals on Earth, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
“Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” explores the importance of birds among Native American culture both in the past and today. It includes information on some of the major bird species of the Southwest and how important birds have been as a resource for tools, feathers and food. Birds in archaeology, how they are studied and what that tells us about the past, is also included. With help from Audubon New Mexico, the exhibit inspires to communicate important aspects of birds and their role in our world.
The exhibit opens on International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 20, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology located off the 599 Bypass in Santa Fe at 7 Old Cochiti Road (located off Caja del Rio Road, right across from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society). The Center, which houses the archaeology collections for the State of New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies, who shares the building, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include tours of the facility and many activities and demonstrations for children and adults including atlatl (spear) throwing and archaeology demonstrations. The event is free of charge. Thereafter, the exhibit can be viewed in the lobby of the Center until October 2019, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays).
This exhibit complements The Year of the Bird, the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that was passed in 1918 to protect birds from wanton killing. The Year of the Bird is sponsored by National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit any of these organizations’ sites to sign up, learn how to help protect birds, and find events near you!
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will celebrate 2018’s International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 20, 7-9 p.m., weather permitting. This is a free event.