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  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Study

    Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Study

    Students will participate in a hands-on field study investigation of macro-organisms found in pond life to determine the health of this ecosystem. Students will focus on discovery and identification of specimens while searching through pond muck from the bottom of a pond.

  • Assateague Island National Seashore

    Barrier Islands and Sea Level Rise

    Barrier Islands and Sea Level Rise

    Assateague is a young, dynamic landform, changed constantly by wind and water. During this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)program student teams use professional survey equipment to plot the topography of the beach, collect elevation data and graph their findings. Students collect wind and ocean current data and model island roll over. Students also assess and analyze sea level rise engineering alternatives and beach replenishment projects for cost/benefit and sustainability.

  • Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

    Be an Inspector! Self-Guided Activity

    Be an Inspector! Self-Guided Activity

    Students play the role of a detective, uncovering the different steps immigrants had to go through before entering the United States a century ago. Then, students play the role of an immigrant family and decide what city to move to next based on family, work, and community.

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War

    Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War

    This tour introduces students to the action in Kansas during the Territorial era (1854-1861) and the roles that Kansans played during the Civil War. A museum docent leads students through the Territorial Kansas and Civil War sections of the permanent gallery, providing stories and insight about the people who lived in Kansas during these turbulent years and the objects on display. Students then go to the museum classroom to inspect reproduction artifacts.

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Bring 'Em Back Alive

    Bring 'Em Back Alive

    Learn about the Civil War on Governors Island by meeting a variety of interesting people from the past, from soldiers and prisoners to laundresses and spies. Park rangers will help students explore the National Monument and learn about this fascinating time in American history.

  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    By-request Ranger Programs in Denali

    By-request Ranger Programs in Denali

    Denali offers a limited number of free, ranger-led, curriculum-based programs. These programs provide students with an engaging learning experience by utilizing the park's natural and cultural resources as teaching tools. Programs are 1 - 3 hours long and are available between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    C&O Canal Tunnels Rock: How Humans and Nature Change Earth (2nd Grade, near Paw Paw, West Virginia)

    C&O Canal Tunnels Rock: How Humans and Nature Change Earth (2nd Grade, near Paw Paw, West Virginia)

    During this extended outdoor experience, students will learn about the geology of the Paw Paw area and compare and contrast man-made and natural changes. They will take a hike through the Paw Paw Tunnel, a total of approximately two miles. After the hike, they will gather evidence of change over time like archeologists and paleontologists.

  • Nez Perce National Historical Park

    Calendar or Memory String Activity

    Calendar or Memory String Activity

    Students will discuss how people keep track of memories today and in the past and will make a “memory string” of their own special memories to take home.

  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

    Camp Edison Sound Recording

    Camp Edison Sound Recording

    Can you see sound? Through a variety of experiments and activities spend some time exploring the concept of sound-and yes you can even see it! Campers will get to spend sometime in Edison's music room.

  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

    Camp Edison: Understanding Light

    Camp Edison: Understanding Light

    On a ranger led hike you will learn about wild and domestic plants and animals and what makes them tick. Why did Thomas Edison raise chicks in a greenhouse and plant trees that he would never see fully grown? Spend a morning exploring Glenmont with the Rangers and have some fun.