• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Fire Restrictions Now Include All Open Flame

    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »

Solar System Round-Up

PIA12114: Photojournal Home Page Graphic 2009 (Artist Concept) - NASA/JPL 2009

The Solar System

NASA/JPL

Program Overview:
Choose one or all:
"Worlds in Comparison" - Make a scale model of our solar system which compares the relative sizes of the planets. (50-90 minutes)
"Pocket Solar System" - Make a scale model of our solar system which compares the distances between the planets and the planets and the sun. (45 minutes)
"Solar System Hike" - Take a walk through the solar system to scale. (60 minutes)

Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up and presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.


EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond (6 and 8)
2009 Science Standards: EALR4 4-5 ES1D

Grade: 4th-8th
Group Size: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 30 (or 1 class)
Program Length: 45-90 minutes

Fill out the reservation form to schedule a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

fire fighter looking at a stand of ponderosas that have become a wildfire danger

Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.