Boiled down to its purest essence, the National Park Service's Parks as Classrooms program is all about helping children understand their world. It is a concerted nationwide initiative to utilize the wonderful resources of the parks for teaching and learning purposes—in the process, education becomes active, experiential and fun.Currculum-based materials were developed in 1996 and are tied to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
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Found throughout Big Bend National Park, the ocotillo is not a cactus. Following significant rainfall, leaves will sprout, regardless of the time of year, and they will remain on the plant as long as it has adequate moisture to sustain them. More...