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JOURNEYS TO WILDERNESS CANYONS
The shows featured Park Rangers from the Park and 10 Gunnison Middle School students exploring the ecosystem, geology and history of the area. The program also featured comparisons from around the world like Petra canyon in Jordan, the Three Gorges in China and even a canyon on Mars.
Journeys to Wilderness Canyons is a four-part learning experience designed to meet national science standards. Through inquiring and problem solving activities, students follow a journey through time to discover how these canyons have become such a powerful illustration of natural forces and human impact. The series will address (1) What is a wilderness canyon? (2) How have forces of nature shaped wilderness canyons? (3) What plants and animals live at Black Canyon? and (4) What are the human influences on wilderness canyons?
In the event you missed the initial broadcast, Journeys to Wilderness Canyons is available for download at:
The program is also available in Spanish.
The program was provided by the NPS, the Satellite Education Resource Consortium (SERC), One Planet Education Network (OPEN), KLVX-PBS Las Vegas, the Weather Channel, Western National Parks Association, the Dept of Education's Star Schools Program, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and the National Park Foundation.
Did You Know?
At 20 miles long and with 96 miles of shoreline, Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body of water in the state of Colorado.