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?
Bighorn Canyon NRA contains a portion of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. The current debate on management of the herd - 188 strong as of 2009 - concerns its size and whether or not it has grown too large for its protected range. More...