Education

School bus on ranch road with mesa in background

Pecos elementary school field trip students heading to a day of activities with rangers at the park.

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Be sure and take a look at the NPS website designed especially for teachers.
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Pecos National Historical Park provides many learning opportunities (history, nature, geology, culture) for teachers and students, including ranger-led programs and self-guided field trips. When planning a school field trip, fill out a fee waiver and fax it to us at 505-757-7207 or email it.

For links that provide ideas for teaching about history, nature, and culture, see the list below.

Here are reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives.
Lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work can become a gateway for research with historical records in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities when using primary documents.

Teaching with Historic Places is a National Park Service site that uses properties listed in the NPS National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. Visit the link to access lesson plans and other resources to help bring historic places into your classroom.

Have you ever thought about the effects of noise on wildlife and natural, historical and cultural resources? What can you and your students do about soundscapes in special places?

Ranger with a group of young students outside working on project

Ranger Roger works with field-trip students on a project at Pecos National Historical Park.

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