Where the Wild Things Live
NPS photos by Michael Quinn and Jamie Scott. Lizard courtesy of Steve Mull.
Grand Canyon National Park's free distance learning programs offer students an exciting introduction to the science behind the park.
Where the Wild Things Live engages students in a live and interactive wildlife lesson with park rangers via the Internet. Students learn about Grand Canyon animals by exploring the differences and similarities between pets and wildlife. They compare how domesticated and wild animals find food, water, and shelter to survive, as well as how both interact with humans. The program lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.
How to Participate
Registration begins in October. Schools must have video conferencing capability to dial the park's IP address at the scheduled time, or they can participate online via Skype.
To register:Follow the instructions on the 2015-2016 Distance Learning Registration Form (PDF 278KB)
Once you are scheduled for a distance learning program, the following links access the lesson plans and materials needed to prepare your students.
- Teacher Lesson Plan (342KB PDF) and game cards to print (This lesson is conducted by the ranger during your program; please print the cards prior to your scheduled program.)
- Where the Wild Things Live National Standards (163KB PDF)
- Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment
- National/State Standards:
- NS.K-4.3 Life Science
- Distance Learning