Below are a variety of lesson plans developed to help students gain an understanding of geology, paleontology, science, and history at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
These activities are great for stand alone, in-class lessons or as pre and post trip materials for a visit to the Monument.l
Most of the activities require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. Downloads are available for individual lessons as well as for the entire unit. All PDF files contain answer keys.
The Paleontologist's Path
Paleontology Curriculum for High School Students
This High School Curriculum was developed by National Park Service Staff using grants from the The National Park Foundation, Parks as Classrooms, and Canon USA.
Paleontology Curriculum for College Students
Views of the National Parks
Teaching with Historic Places
Did You Know?
The massive petrified redwood stump known as the "Big Stump" is not actually the largest diameter stump at Florissant Fossil Beds. The "Big Stump" measures 38 feet in circumference, but the biggest stump is over 41 feet.