Area Students Discover Chaco

Animas 2nd graders meeting with park staff

Animas School 2nd graders meet with park staff

NPS photo

Quick Facts


A Call to Action
Action Item:
Live and Learn
Year Accomplished:

During the 2012-2013 school year, Chaco Culture National Historical Park piloted a second grade curriculum based program with Animas Elementary School in Farmington, NM.  The program involved park staff visiting the school to introduce the National Park Service and the park.  During their on-site visit, the second graders interacted with park interpreters, archaeologists and a geologist as they participated in a number of activities.  A follow up visit to the school by park staff helped solidify the relationship between school and the park.  We will expand this successful program to other area schools during the 2013-2014 school year.