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  • Starting Wednesday July 23rd Expect Road Closures

    July 23rd, Prosper Trail, North Slope & Middle Pass Trails - west side of the park CLOSED for forestry operations. McKenzie Farm Trail & McKenzie Rd will remain open for access between Prosper Parking Lot and the Pogue. CAUTION Heavy Equipment in use!

Teacher & Student Blogs

Tracking program
 
Students participate in winter programs at the park
Students participate in winter programs at the park
M Harrington
 
students participating in winter tracking program at the park
Students participate in a winter tracking program at the park
M Harrington
 
students visit the park for tracking program
Fourth graders from local schools visited the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to experience wildlife tracking. See the full blog posting below.
M Harrington
 
Winter fun - students
Winter Fun Friday group consisting of mainly first and second graders from Woodstock Elementary School has been to the park twice already this winter to enjoy being outdoors in the snow. See the full posting below
J Haley
 

About This Blog

This is a space for Windsor Central Supervisory Union teachers and students to share stories about their place-based learning adventures. The National Park is partnering with local teachers in a program called Park Research that allows teachers and students to go deeper in strengthening their connection with their public lands and community through curriculum based learning.

How Healthy is the Pogue?

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

Students used pond water sample to determine concentrations of dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, phosphate, pH, and temperature. They worked on refining their titration and measuring skills, which is tricky business in the field! In addition, students made sensory observations about the pond ecosystem, complete with sketches and area maps.

 
 
students journaling on rock

Students journaling about their experiences

J Haley

Students discovered the vastness in a drop of water, the pinprick size of Earth in Space, and the curious similarities and differences between these worlds. J Haley

 

 

Teacher Blogs Previous Posts

Student Science Science students

For the past couple of years local environmental science students have been involved in mercury monitoring projects at the park. Read more about how these High School science students have shared the results of their research at Dartmouth College. Read More


Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation. You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.