• Grand Palace

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

Curriculum Materials

Explore the Great Basin

Resource and Activity Guide for Teachers


Explore the Great Basin is a resource and activity guide for teachers. While the guide was designed with middle school students in mind, the information and activities can be adapted for any age group

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Introduction

Geology

Caves

Bats

Climate: Past and Present

Ecology: The Great Basin Desert

People in the Great Basin

Great Basin National Park

Further Resources





Did You Know?

Western skink

Skinks and many other lizards have the ability to rejuvenate their tails. The bright coloration of the tail in some species attracts predators to the break-away appendage, aiding in escape.