• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

Seventh Grade

The Magnitude of Wilderness

Wilderness is a unique American concept conceived by John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Robert Marshall, and Howard Zahniser. This unit familiarizes students with mapping skills, scale/ratio/area calculations, and size estimation while emphasizing the role of Wilderness in our American culture. (60 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Did You Know?

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is abundant at the bottom of Black Canyon. It can grow over 5 feet tall along the Gunnison River.