Enrichment Package: Activity 1 -- The Future Is In Your Hands
This activity provides a general introduction to the history of the National Park System, the history of Mesa Verde National Park, and explains how students can help protect the park during their visit.
We recommend that you begin by printing this page, or the printer friendly version below. Then you and your students (individually or as a class) can complete the activity questions as you read through Parts 1-3 of the Background Information below.
«Answers to Activity 1: The Future Is In Your Hands»
Did You Know?
In 1891, Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiold studied, explored, and photographed many of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings. Considered by many to be the first true archeologist at Mesa Verde, his book, "The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde," was the first extensive record of its cliff dwellings.