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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.

Frost, Dickinson, and WUHS students in Dialogue on the Trail

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

Martha Perkins' American Lit students have been studying the poetry of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson with a goal of learning to trust in his or her own mind to play with the imagery, diction, syntax and punctuation a poet presents in order to make meaning or sense of the truth a poet conveys via his/her poem. In addition to learning about the poets individually, students have been thinking about how these poets might converse with each other.

 

Sustainability is about making choices

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

At the park, students engaged in conversations about choice, resources, decision making, and limits. They eagerly explored different systems that the park has installed with an eye toward becoming more self-reliant and reducing fossil fuel use. At each stop, students took photographs that helped them define what made the system sustainable, or not. Finally, some reflected on decisions that they make in their own lives and what factors influence these choices.

 
 
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?

Clouds stream over Inscription Rock, a large butte standing tall and proud in the New Mexican landscape. NPS Photo.

Conservationist George Perkins Marsh, for whom Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP is named, championed the creation of a US Army Camel Corps. On El Morro National Monument's Inscription Trail you can see the inscriptions the Camel Corps left behind in 1855.