• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Materials for Loan

Digital Lending Library

There a variety of educational digital media options available for classes seeking to learn about Petrified Forest. Items from our lending library can be borrowed for up to two weeks. Contact us at (928)524-6228 x238 to borrow any of the following for your classroom.

DVDs

Timeless Impressions Petrified Forest/Painted Desert; A story In Stone (20 min captioned version and non-captioned hour long version) – The official park film that is played in the visitor centers.

Before Dinosaurs; Walking with Monsters – A digital journey back in time to when two-ton predatory fish came on land to hunt, and giant reptiles ruled the earth.

American Values American Wilderness – A diverse group of Americans share their values for wilderness and stories of their experiences in nature.

Ancient America; The Southwest – "Probe into the past. Discover the art, artifacts and settlements left behind by the ancestral Puebloans, Hohokam, and the other fascinating peoples who once inhabited this part of Ancient America." (Camera One synopsis)

Better Birdwatching in Arizona & New Mexico – A DVD field guide ideal for beginners. Audio and video of 147 birds commonly found in AZ and NM.

CDs

Petrified Forest National Park; Journey to the Late Triassic – An interactive virtual tour of the park with maps, activities, and video explanations from park rangers.

Arizona Plants CD – Over 500 high resolution photos of wild plants in AZ. Scientific and common names included.

 

Traveling Trunks

Would you like to bring Petrified Forest National Park into your classroom? The Traveling Trunk program provides your class with books, videos, hands on activities, and lesson plans to facilitate learning about the following themes:

  • Rocks and Fossils (geology and Paleontology)
  • Critters, Climate and Cover (ecology and biology)
  • Ancient Cultures in Modern Times (archeology)

Traveling trunk materials are suitable for grades K-8. The cost for borrowing a Traveling Trunk is only the postage for returning it to the park.

To reserve a trunk or learn more about the program contact us at 928-524-6228 ex 238

Scroll down to take a peek inside the trunks!

 
Traveling Trunks Rocks and Fossils
Traveling Trunk: Rocks and Fossils
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Traveling Trunk: Critters Climate and Cover
Traveling Trunk: Critters Climate and Cover
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Traveling Trunk: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times
Traveling Trunk: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times
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Did You Know?

closeup of colorful agatized petrified wood

Petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park is almost solid quartz, weighing in at 168 pounds per cubic foot. It's so hard, you can only cut it with a diamond tipped saw! More...