Post-Rendezvous Saturday Field Trip: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Saturday 8:45am-2:00pm

Session Chair

Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

Join us on a post-Rendezvous field trip to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque to learn about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a one-of-a-kind cultural and educational resource operated by the Pueblo people themselves. Here we will experience and ponder elements of the long and profound connections of the Pueblo people to the landscapes, natural processes, and resources of their homelands in the Río Grande region.

We will have a guided tour led by an expert docent, followed by the opportunity to lunch on New Native American Cuisine at the Pueblo Harvest Café, and an informal group discussion afterward on what we saw and learned, and how place-based knowledge such as this can be applied to make our geoscience teaching more culturally informed and inclusive.


  • Explore and ponder elements of Pueblo cultural knowledge, including knowledge relating to the Earth system.
  • Experience aspects of Pueblo lifeways (including Native foods!).
  • Converse with a cultural expert.
  • Discuss potential applications of indigenous and other culturally based knowledge to geoscience curriculum and instruction.


The Cultural Center features collections of rare artifacts and works of art, including pottery, baskets, paintings, jewelry, and photographs. Visit the museum website to read more about the museum and its exhibits.

  • Please read this IPCC Policy Guide (Acrobat (PDF) 1.9MB Jul21 17) before the start of the field trip.
  • All areas of the ground floor are wheelchair accessible. This includes the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's exhibition galleries, the courtyard and Native American dances, Pueblo Harvest Cafe and Shumakolowa Native Arts.
  • Strollers can be used in all buildings.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's indoor galleries.
  • The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is located on federal land held in trust for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and is not a state or federal institution.
  • Photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted.
  • No flash photography is permitted in the IPCC museum galleries and exhibits.
  • Sketching for personal non-commercial use is permitted in the courtyard and sculpture garden. (Pencil and charcoal drawings only. No painting or pen drawings to be undertaken without prior permission from the IPCC).
  • All audio and videotaping is strictly prohibited.
  • All of the artwork on IPCC grounds is copyrighted. This includes the permanent and rotating exhibits, the murals in the courtyard and throughout the buildings, the South Gallery, and all artwork in the East Lobby, South Entrance and passageways.
  • The dance performances provided for public viewing are the cultural and intellectual property of the tribes or groups performing.
  • The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is not responsible for any violation of copyright law by a photographer.


  • 8:45 am: Meet the group at the East side of the Casas del Río dorms on Redondo Drive NE for departure from University of New Mexico. Transportation to IPCC will be provided. All participants must meet at Casas del Río first, even if using their own vehicles to get to IPCC.
  • 9:00 am: Arrive at IPCC for guided tour
  • 12:00 noon: No-host lunch at Pueblo Harvest Café
  • 1:45 pm: Depart IPCC. Transportation back to University of New Mexico will be provided.
  • 2:00 pm: Return to University of New Mexico.

Cost and Registration

The field trip is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email kherbstr at carleton dot edu. Cost is $8 and includes admission to the museum and transportation.