• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

Fifth Grade

A Watershed In Action

Through modeling, students will create an ecosystem and trace the actual movement of water. This is an outdoor, seasonal activity conducted on a trailer designed to simulate the dynamic actions of a watershed.

Before scheduling this program, please call a NPS Education Specialist at (970) 641-2337 x203 to discuss details. (60 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Activities (233k pdf)






The Plight of the Gunnison Sage Grouse

Learn about this unique species of bird whose survival depends on a healthy habitat in the Gunnison Basin. Includes a PowerPoint presentation, a radio-telemetry demonstration, and a visualization activity related to a shrinking habitat. (1 hour)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Activities (131k pdf)

Did You Know?

Peregrine falcon

Black Canyon is home to the fastest bird in the world, the Peregrine falcon. Scientists estimate that Peregrines can reach speeds of over 200 mph in an aerial dive.