Distance Learning

Classrooms can connect virtually with a park ranger to bring the Coronado Expedition alive, learn about ecology (wildlife, ecosystems, food web, adaptations), or discuss the National Park Service mission. Your class can also interview a ranger by asking about careers, conservation, cultural history, or any other thoughtfully prepared questions. We work with teachers to offer a 30-60 minute live program that best meets your needs.

To Register for a Distance Learning Program

There are two ways to register for a program:

Our free programs are designed to meet Arizona and national teaching standards and are appropriate for grades K-8.

If you have a group of three or more and would like to participate, you will need a computer, tablet, or device with a webcam, internet connection, and access to a videoconferencing platform such as Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, etc.

Coronado's park rangers have much to share with students around the country, and we look forward to connecting with your class!

Virtual Programs


Ask a Ranger | 30-45 minutes | Any Grade
How is a national park ranger different from a state park ranger or a forest ranger? How do you become one? What does the symbol on the uniform stand for? Ask these questions or anything else you may have wondered about the National Park Service during a live interview with one of our education rangers!



Amazing Animals | 30-40 minutes | Grades K-1
Learn about animals you can find in southeast Arizona through a sing-along and quiz. We'll finish by reading a story about javelinas - and maybe even acting like one!

AZ State Standards
K.L1U1.6, K.L1U1.7, 1.L2U1.8, 1.L4U1.10

Next Generation Science Standards
K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-1.A



A Wonderland of Rocks | 45-60 minutes | Grades 2-6
Depending on the grade level, students will learn about geology and its main concepts, such as the geologic timeline, layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, and the rock cycle. The second half of the program will be spent covering how the unique rock formations at nearby Chiricahua National Monument were formed!

AZ State Standards
2.E1U1.4, 4.E1U1.7

Next Generation Science Standards
4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS2-2, MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-3



Ecosystems Connections | 45-60 minutes | Grades 3-6
In this program, participants will be able to define what an ecosystem is, compare biotic and abiotic factors, identify producers, consumers, and decomposers, discover how energy flows via food chains and food webs, and learn what can be found in some of the ecosystems of southeast Arizona.

AZ State Standards
3.L1U1.7, 3.L2U1.8, 4.L4U1.11, 5.L3U1.10, 5.L4U3.11, 6.L2U1.13, 6.L2U3.12, 6.L2U3.11

Next Generation Science Standards
3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-3, MS-LS2-4


Grace M. Sparkes - The "Mother of Coronado National Memorial"
30-45 minutes | Grades 3-6

Join a National Park Service ranger for Women's History Month and learn about Grace Sparkes, an energetic mover and shaker who spent decades in Prescott, Arizona promoting civic projects and early tourism in the state before becoming a driving force in the establishment of Coronado National Memorial.

AZ State Social Studies Standards
3.SP1.3, 3.SP2.1 , 3.H1.1 , 3.H2.1, 5.H2.1

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.1, SL.3.3, SL.4.3, SL.5.3


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    Last updated: March 10, 2022

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