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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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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 on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-min. to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m.-4:30 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 »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Professional Development

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The General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree, named in 1879 by a Civil War veteran.
 

A California Phenology Project Educator's Workshop is scheduled for April 17-18, 2014. This free workshop explores phenology (the study of seasonal biological events like migrations and flowering), using phenology to track changes in climate, and how you can connect your students or community to parks and science.

Project Based Learning in the Great Outdoors workshop for local teachers is coming up this summer, August 3-6, 2014. Spend time in the parks while preparing to connect your students to local landscapes through authenic PBL experiences.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be hosting three local area teacher in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program this summer. Please contact the Education Coordinator to apply.

Host a teacher workshop: New to Rangers in the Classroom or our In-Parks Field trips? You can get your whole school invoved through a teacher workshop at your site. Contact the Education Coordinator to set up a workshop for your school.

Did You Know?

Low fire burns through a grove during a prescribed burn.

Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.