Bighorn Canyon features stunning scenery, diverse plant and animal communities, and Paleo-Indian, Native American and Pioneer history. It's a wonderful outdoor classroom for school groups.
The material and links on this page should help you plan a successful educational experience whether you bring your class to Bighorn Canyon, or want to bring Bighorn Canyon into your classroom.
Bighorn Canyon Curriculum Based Program
The Bighorn Canyon education curriculum was designed to meet the Wyoming and Montana state standards, which are based on the National standards. Teachers will find several activities for Kindergarten through eighth grade, with students divided into 2 grade levels.
The topics and background information are in the fields of:
Some of the activities are designed as pre-field trip and post-field trip activities while others are designed to stand alone for those teachers that are unable to bring their students to Bighorn Canyon.
Educate Yourself - Background Information
History and Culture
Did You Know?
On August 1, 1867, a haying party of 25 soldiers and civilians held off the attacks of over 800 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors in the hayfields 2 ½ miles northeast of Fort Smith. The outcome was a draw. The incident became known as the Hayfield Fight. More...