COLM adopts a local 2nd grade class at Dual Immersion Academy(DIA) to meet goal #15.
Colorado National Monument

DIA 2nd Graders hiking down the historic Serpents Trail in Colorado National Monument.
DIA 2nd graders learning about the amazing natural and cultural resources protected in Colorado National Monument.
NPS Photo

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
A Class Act
Also Promotes:
Live and Learn
Year Accomplished:
2013

To kick-off the program, rangers have been visiting the students in their classroom each month for curriculum-based, hands-on environmental education programs.  In addition, the studetns visited the park on a field trip for a ranger-led hike and activities in October.  Three more trips to the park are planned for the spring including a picnic for the students and their families at the end of the year.  DIA is a dual-immersion elementary school, which means the students receive instruction in English for half of the day and in Spanish for half of the day.  To accommodate this unique educational structure, rangers will be taking Spanish classes to be able to increase their Spanish language skills and eventually instruct in Spanish during classroom visits and field trips.  This program reaches a diverse student audience that would not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the park.  COLM is excited to provide new, innovative community outreach such as the Class Act program in preparation for the National Park Service Centennial.