Lesson Plan

Surviving Zion

Bighorn sheep laying on sandstone.


Due to its unique landforms and variation in elevation, Zion National Park possesses a number of diverse ecosystems found throughout Utah. Students will discover the adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to survive in Zion's wetlands, deserts, and/or forests.


Click on the PDFs below for the activity guide and materials that accompany each pre- and post-activity described in the activity guide. The activity guide is designed to accompany the curriculum-based program that rangers will present when they visit your classroom.