• Grand Palace

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Telephones not working at Great Basin National Park

    The park is experiencing an outage with all incoming and outgoing telephone calls. We hope to resolve this issue soon.

  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will create delays on the main park road going up to Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. Wheeler Peak Campground will close at noon on September 2nd and portions of the Scenic Drive. Click more for details. Updated 8/25/14 More »

  • Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed

    The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.

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

Explore the Great Basin is provided on this web site in the form of PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files. Acrobat Reader is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website.







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?

spring

There are 48 miles of perennial streams, and over 400 springs in the South Snake Range, home to Great Basin National Park. Over 75% of wildlife species are dependent upon these riparian areas for food, water, and cover at some stage of their life cycles.