• Curecanti National Recreation Area


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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?


A wide range of mammals can be found within Curecanti, including mule deer, mountain lion, black bear, coyote, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, elk and even an occasional moose.