Field Trip Program
What's Great About Great Sand Dunes
From supervolcanoes to endemic insects to archaic people, the 'greatness' of Great Sand Dunes amazes even the most seasoned visitors. Hands-on activities and short walks appropriate for all ages and abilities. Inquire at the Visitor Center (719-378-6395) about the availability of Dunes wheelchairs if appropriate.
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: No more than 30 students per ranger. Larger groups may be accomodated if multiple rangers are available.
Availability: Varies. If coming in spring, schedule your program between 9am and 1pm, Monday through Thursday.
Meeting place: Dunes Parking Lot
What to bring: Clothing and footwear appropriate to all varieties of weather. We will be outside! If the creek is flowing, be prepared to get your feet wet and perhaps bring a change of clothes as well. Consult Field Trip Guidelines for Leaders for more information.
- Grade Levels:
- Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Biodiversity, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Geography, geology, Hydrology, Wilderness
- National/State Standards:
- Most Earth Science, Life Science, and Social Studies. Adaptable to many!