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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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Rangers in the Classroom

Invite a ranger into your classroom!

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer a variety of curriculum-based program opportunities that combine the California science standards with the natural and cultural resources found in the parks.

To request a Rangers in the Classroom program, click here.

Questions? Call the education staff at (559) 565-4211 or e-mail us.

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    Up Up and Away

    Up Up and Away

    How can bats and birds be so different and seem so much alike? Through stories and games, students will learn about the similarities and differences between bats and birds, while exploronmg the world of bats and birds through observations, comparisons, and hands-on activities.

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    How to Read a Skull like an Open Book

    How to Read a Skull like an Open Book

    Students will become scientists by using clues to identify animal skulls from the parks. Students will discover food preferences and learn about the teeth and skulls of many animals through observation, problem solving, and deduction skills.

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    Guess Hoo's for Dinner

    Guess Hoo's for Dinner

    What can you learn about owls in Sequoia National Park? This predator/prey discovery program is complete with food web discussions and owl pellet (replica) dissection. Students will perform their own owl pellet dissection and identify prey using their new knowledge of skull and bone characteristics.

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    Explore Your Watershed

    Explore Your Watershed

    Discover the Kaweah Watershed, from the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada all the way to the valley floor. Students will explore water through a hands-on tour of their watershed.

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    Meet Your National Parks

    Meet Your National Parks

    This lesson will introduce students to the various pieces of the national park puzzle. Through stories, puppets, examination of tree rings, cones, artifacts and more, students will piece together the history and significance of national parks close to home and across the nation.

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    Life in the Zone

    Life in the Zone

    Discover the amazing diversity of wildlife and habitats from the foothills to the alpine peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Students examine three different life zones and some of the many plants and animals that live within them.

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    Discover Your Changing Climate

    Discover Your Changing Climate

    Round and round the Earth goes, where change may happen nobody knows! This program will help students understand the changes occurring in the Earth's climate, its impacts on local ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and how the park's plants and animals are being monitored.

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    The Bear Essentials

    The Bear Essentials

    The Bear Essentials program introduces students to the American Black Bear through stories and games, improving student understanding of black bear habitat, diet, and life cycle. It also explains how human activity can have a negative impact on a bear’s natural behavior.

Did You Know?

Sequoia cross-section shows evidence of much fire damage and recovery

Sequoia tree rings tell a fascinating story of survival and adaptation. Many sequoia cross-sections do not show a neat set of concentric growth rings. Among the rings are many scars — indicating repeated fire damage — and as many curved rings, the growth that eventually covered over the scars.