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    Natural Bridges

    National Monument Utah

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Canyon Country Outdoor Education lesson plans were developed in partnership with Arches and Canyonlands national parks.

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  • Arches National Park

    Physical Features of the Earth

    Physical Features of the Earth

    Students assemble jigsaw puzzles in the classroom informing them about the different types of rock and the rock cycle. At a field trip site, students examine a limestone layer to find fossils and make clay models to reenact movement along a local fault. They explore and model the formation of arches, and learn the names and deposition histories of the rock layers surrounding them. Back in the classroom, a mapping activity demonstrates what causes many earthquakes: plate tectonics.

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Solar Array at Natural Bridges

Natural Bridges is solar-powered! A photovoltaic array produces up to 50 kilowatts of power, providing electricity for the small housing area, visitor center and other facilities. The array is located on an acre of land across the road from the visitor center. More...