Distance Learning

Join a Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ranger in real time to learn about the National Park Service and what makes Casa Grande Ruins National Monument unique.

  • We connect to your school or home through Zoom, a free web-based program.
  • You will be provided with a link to the video conference ahead of time via an email invite. To use this program you may need to download free software or plug-ins.
  • Our programs are designed to meet AZ state and national teaching standards and are appropriate for students in grades K - 12.

Free virtual field trips will begin in November 2022 and will only be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, as staffing allows. Programming will be offered through May 2023, email to inquire about additional availability.


How to Register: Submit a request through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), we will write back to confirm and share more information about connecting! Please email us with any questions.


Virtual field trips offerings:

The Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (3rd - 4th grade - can be modified for all grade levels)
For over a thousand years, the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People called the desert their home. During this program, students will be introduced to the culture, daily life, and survival of the ancestral people. They will compare life in the past to their lives today. Students will also be introduced to the mission of the National Park Service and how they can help protect Casa Grande Ruins for future generations.
30-45 minutes
Standards: 3.SP1.2; 3.G2.1; 4.SP1.2; 4.G2.1; CCSS.ELA-Lit.SL.3.1,3.3,4.1,4.3

Mission: Resilience - Strengths of the Ancestral People (3rd - 4th grade - can be modified for all grade levels)
In the Strengths of the Ancestral People, a ranger will lead an exploration of the daily life, strengths, and resilience of the people who lived in the Sonoran Desert over a thousand years ago. By exploring the strengths of the ancestral people, students will gain a greater self-awareness of their own unique strengths.
30-45 minutes
Standards: 3.SP1.2; 3.G2.1; 4.SP1.2; 4.G2.1; CCSS.ELA-Lit.SL.3.1,3.3,4.1,4.3; Social Emotional Learning Competencies

Mission: Resilience - Casa Grande Connections (3rd - 4th grade - can be modified for all grade levels)
In Casa Grande Connections, a ranger will lead an exploration of the community connections and resilience of the people who lived in the Sonoran Desert over a thousand years ago. By exploring the Sonoran Desert ecosystem and architectural achievements of the ancestral people, students will gain an understanding of the importance of building strong, trusting relationships in their own lives.
30-45 minutes
Standards: 3.SP1.2; 3.G2.1; 4.SP1.2; 4.G2.1; 3.L2U1.8; 4.L4U.11; CCSS.ELA-Lit.SL.3.1,3.3,4.1,4.3; Social Emotional Learning Competencies

 
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    Last updated: July 25, 2022

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    1100 W. Ruins Drive
    Coolidge , AZ 85128

    Phone:

    520 723-3172
    General park contact number includes a phone tree for finding the employee you wish to contact. Callers may dial zero for the phone attendant. Voicemail is available for many of the extensions.

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