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    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Access by Shuttle Bus Only

    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »

For Teachers

kids in cavate

Bandelier offers great opportunities for students to learn about other cultures.

Photo by Sally King


Lesson Plans
Kindergarten -Wildlife ABC's

First Grade under construction
Second Grade under construction
Third Grade under construction
Fourth Grade - Ancestral Pueblo People/ Field Trip Planning
Fifth Grade
- Field Investigation
Sixth Grade - Investigating Fire Ecology

Educational Internet Resources (links)

Materials for Loan
Trunk Items
Book List
Video/DVD List
Fifth Grade Backpacks

Click here for lesson plans related to the Bandelier Museum Collections.

One-Page Animal Fact Sheets
Powerpoint Presentations

Climate Change Educational Toolkit


Bandelier's diverse natural resources allow students to discover the many creatures that share their world.

Photo by Sally King

Parks are a wonderful place for learning.

Did You Know?

Aspen fall color

All the aspens in a cluster will change colors at approximately the same time. That's because in a grouping of aspens, most are clones that grew as root sprouts from the original plant.