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  • Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve

    5th grade – The Stories Bones Tell

    Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is home to animals that have developed special strategies that enable them to survive and thrive in a harsh environment. Through a guided, hands-on exploration of skulls, students observe some of those adaptations.

  • Sitka National Historical Park

    A Day in the Life of Bob the Banana Slug

    A Day in the Life of Bob the Banana Slug

    The slimy and slithery banana slug is a critical member of the temperate rain forest ecosystem. Schedule a time to bring your students to the park to view a banana slug and learn about their important role within southeast Alaska.

  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    A Giant's Life

    A Giant's Life

    Gaze upon the enormity and grandeur of a Giant Sequoia and ask yourself, How does such an enormous living thing grow from soil less than eight feet deep? Discover the magic of photosynthesis, explore the life cycle of the giant sequoias, and experience hiking among the largest trees in the world. 3 hours. 2nd and 3rd Grades.

  • Morristown National Historical Park

    A Soldiers Life Field Trip

    A Soldiers Life Field Trip

    Students decide if they would have joined the revolutionary army. They hear the promises made by the recruting sergeant, they read primary documents expressing the actual conditions, they examine the winter "housing." Student explore replica accoutrements, uniforms and everyday clothing.

  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    Adobe Engineering Challenge

    Adobe Engineering Challenge

    The structures and ruins at Tumacácori have been standing for well over 200 years and are made of nothing more than mud, rocks, and sticks. Explore the engineering principles that make it all possible.

  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

    Air Cannon: Science Behind the Blast

    Cannoneers were highly trained soldiers who specialized in artillery. In this activity students will learn the science behind operating a cannon. They will then put that knowledge to use using a small scale air powered cannon.

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    All About Artillery (Self-Guided Program)

    All About Artillery (Self-Guided Program)

    "All About Artillery" teaches students about cannons and their importance to the Atlanta Campaign. In this program students will learn the parts of a cannon and just why the cannons of the Atlanta Campaign were some of the most technologically advanced weapons of their time.

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Ancient Animals

    Ancient Animals

    As environmental conditions change, so does the community of life adapted to those conditions.

  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Animal Identification in Formline Art

    Animal Identification in Formline Art

    Have you ever walked through Sitka National Historical Park and wondered what a certain figure carved into one of the park's totem poles is? Could that be a bear or a wolf? Is that figure a raven or an eagle? Learn to identify these formline characters and gain a greater understanding of the meanings behind these figures by bringing your students to the park to stand in the shadows of these towering totems.

  • Acadia National Park

    Animals of Acadia: CSI – Citizen Science Investigations

    Animals of Acadia: CSI – Citizen Science Investigations

    Salamanders, dragonflies, and peregrine falcons all call Acadia home and all of them are threatened by toxins in the environment. Education rangers help students explore the habits and habitats of these amphibians, insects, and birds. Students will collect data in the field and have a chance to handle the salamanders and dragonfly larvae.