• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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    The road to Devils Postpile has been closed for the season. This will be updated as soon as a 2014 opening date has been announced.

Traveling Trunks

Ready to bring an outdoor adventure to your school? These trunks will help you study climate change close to home and connect it to the bigger picture in National Parks and globally. Currently Devils Postpile has two lesson trunks available for loan. They are tied to two existing educational units, but could also be connected to other lessons or used on their own. Each kit focuses on a different aspect of climate science.The Snow Study Trunk requires access to snow and includes instructions for taking snowpack measurements. The Stream Flow River Study Trunk requires access to a small stream, creek, or river and will involve measuring streamflow.

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    Streamflow River Study Trunk

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    Snow Study Trunk

    Snow Study Trunk

    The snow study kit is designed to take you step by step through the process of measuring the moisture content in snowpack. This can be done in a variety of climates and locations as long as the snow is at least 6 inches deep.

  • Devils Postpile National Monument

    Streamflow River Study Trunk

    Streamflow River Study Trunk

    This kit provides you with the basic items to plan and complete a streamflow measurement in your local area. Any flowing body of water will work for this exercise. Big classes may want to start with smaller, shallower creeks for safety reasons.

Did You Know?

Logs and snags provide great habitats for animals.

After the Rainbow Fire in 1992, many of the trees died. The hollows of these trees and logs are now home to sleeping bears in the winter, pine martens, and many species of birds.