• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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    The two main phone numbers to the park, 378-6399 and 378-6300, are not in service at this time. Voicemail is not functioning. Please call the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395 between 8:30-6:00 MST to reach a staff member.

Curriculum Materials

Quick Overview of Curriculum Materials (.pdf file, 69kb). This document cross references each lesson plan on a chart by grade and content standards. Document links take you to Great Sand Dunes Curriculum Materials on the Hands on the Land Website.

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  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Exotic Escapes

    Using interactive field notes and action photos, prescribe the fix for a set of invasive plants.

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Everyone Has a Story: Conducting an Oral History Interview

    Students will work cooperatively to decide on a topic and investigate it through oral history interviews. Students will understand that everyone has a story.

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Eolian Science

    Students will explore how wind direction and topography influence the formation of sand dunes.

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    Endemic Insects

    Reconstruct the daily activities of a Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle using field notes, graphs, and temperature data.

Did You Know?

Surge flow, Medano Creek

Medano Creek, flowing at the base of Great Sand Dunes, is one of the few and best places in the world to experience "surge flow", where creek water comes in rhythmic waves. More...