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  • Monument Open Until October 31, Visitor Services Limited this Fall

    Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley will be open until October 31, weather permitting. The shuttle bus is no longer running so visitors can drive their vehicles into the monument. Parking is limited and can be full on weekends, plan accordingly. More »

  • 37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road

    Devils Postpile has a limit of 37 feet for vehicles on the monument road. This may change during weather events, construction activities, vehicle congestion, or for safety reasons. Call or email for more information. More »

Curriculum Materials

Devils Postpile National Monument is now offering climate science resources for educators, which include two full curriculum units based on national standards. We encourage you to pick up the entire unit or utilize specific activities that meet your needs. Click on the following links to see each unit, complete with procedures, worksheets, vocabulary, assessments and more.

Exploring Climate Science, A Snow Study, 5th Grade unit

Climate Science in Focus, A Streamflow River Study, 9th Grade unit

Contact us if you would like a hard copy and a DVD of the unit mailed to you.

Don't forget to take a look at our Traveling Trunks and Distance Learning pages for additional resources.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Stream Flow Tools and Data )

    Exploring Climate Science (Stream Flow Tools and Data )

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Streamflow Tools and Data),” students have a chance to go out into the field to collect their own data in a local stream or river. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 6 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Watershed)

    Exploring Climate Science (Watershed)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Watersheds),” students will explore the local watershed to learn how communities, the region, and state are connected by water. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 5 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Snow Course Field Trip)

    Exploring Climate Science (Snow Course Field Trip)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Snow Course Field Trip),” students will learn about the process of collecting snow course data. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 4 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Snowpack)

    Exploring Climate Science (Snowpack)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Snowpack),” students will define snow water equivalent and make predictions on the effects warming climates could have on snowpack. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 3 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Climate Change)

    Exploring Climate Science (Climate Change)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Climate Change),” students will explore causes of climate change and discuss impacts on the environment. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 1 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)

    Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate),” students will use tools to collect weather data and discuss the differences between weather and climate. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 2 of the unit.

Did You Know?

The top of Devils Postpile's new meteorological station.

In the fall of 2005, a new meteorological (met) station was installed in Soda Springs Meadow at Devils Postpile. It joins a network of other weather stations throughout the Sierra Nevada that provide important data to climate research and the management of California's hyrdologic resources. More...