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  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Creepy Crawly Habitat

    Creepy Crawly Habitat

    Explore the four elements of habitat (food, water, shelter, and space) through the eyes of Great Sand Dunes endemic insects.

  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

    Culture, Crafts, Corn at Casa Grande Ruins

    Culture, Crafts, Corn at Casa Grande Ruins

    Explore the ruins in a safe and respectful manner including the popular “secret room.” Hohokam Culture agriculture, trade, and the building and use of the Casa Grande are topics investigated. The visit features hand-on learning. We may examine cotton by working to remove the seeds, or use mano and metate to grind flour. Students may weave a small yarn basket, use a pump drill to create a balsa wood necklace, fold a split twig figure from a pipe cleaner, make a pinch pot, or other similar arts.

  • Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

    Curriculum-Based Education Programs

    Curriculum-Based Education Programs

    While not available during the Spring 2014 Semester, ranger-led curriculum-based programs "Shore to Shore" (up to 40 students in grades 4-6) and "Immigration GameZone" (up to 48 students in grades 4-8) are part of our traditional education program offerings.

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Spring Education Programs

    Programs are offered to schools, daycares and camp programs only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, March through May. Trips may depart from Rockside Station in Independence, Akron/Northside, Brecksville or Botzum. Departing station depends on availability. Times and stations change daily. Select from: - All Aboard For Animals; Grades K - 3 - Are We There Yet? - Transportation in the park; Grades 4- 6 - Explore The Underground Railroad; Grades 5 - 8 - October Fall Color; All ages

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Summer Education Programs

    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to provide activities for summer schools and day camp programs. The educational field trips are full of fun and excitement as students journey through time. These programs are offered to school groups, daycares, and camps only. Reservations are required.

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Day Field Trips

    Day programs allow students to explore ecology, natural and Ohio history, in either the Cuyahoga Valley National Park or in their own classrooms. Programs are provided for a wide age range of students from public school districts, independent and private schools, daycare centers and preschools

  • Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

    Dear Editor Self-Guided Activity

    Dear Editor Self-Guided Activity

    Newly arrived immigrants often encountered challenges when settling into their new home and community. Some turned to advice columns in various newspapers to find support, guidance, and connections. Students will learn about the immigrant experience, some of the resources available to immigrants, and play the roles of advice-giver and immigrant in evaluating historic documents.

  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Denali Discovery Camp

    Denali Discovery Camp

    Offered by the Denali Education Center partnering with the National Park Service through the Murie Science & Learning Center, this week-long day camp is open to students entering 1st-8th grades. In small peer groups, campers will hike, camp, explore and discover in the diverse habitats of Denali National Park.

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Do History and Science at the Tsongas Industrial History Center

    Do History and Science at the                Tsongas Industrial History Center

    The Tsongas Industrial History Center is a hands-on center where students and educators learn about the American Industrial Revolution through activities and tours of the sites where history—and science—happened. Our field trips and in-school programs, using Lowell National Historic Park’s unique resources, make history and science meaningful and exciting for students and educators.

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Don't Say Ain't

    This chant will be learned rather quickly before the ranger even begins to read the book. Through anticipation, prediction and reasoning, the students and ranger will discuss the story that unfolds an event that finds three friends going in different directions. Students will see how their actions can affect others feelings and discover ways resolve it. This activity becomes interactive when the jump rope chant from the book is continued outside with jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and hopscotch.