• 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?

Crystal Dam

Before the creation of 3 dams upstream of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Gunnison River was as much as 5 times more powerful than it is today.