Available (and free!) for elementary school classes. A ranger will guide students through a 20- to 40-minute lesson (see lessons below). As everyone's budgets have grown tighter and tighter, fewer schools are able to afford the busses required for a trip to one of the national park sites. We hope the Ranger in the Classroom programs will fill a need to connect students with the National Park Service, the natural history of southeast Arizona, and the Coronado Expedition. We strive to offer some of the experiences students would have had during a park field trip.
Marvelous Mammals (K - 5th grade):
In this program students will learn how to identify mammal characteristics through demonstrations and classroom activities.
Coronado Expedition (K - 5th grade):
The Coronado Expedition initiated a cultural clash and exchange between the Spanish and Native Americans. This program explores the changes in cultures that occurred when the Coronado Expedition came through this region.
Ranger Reading (K - 3rd grade):
A park ranger from Coronado National Memorial will share their love of reading with students in local schools. Each 30-minute program focuses on a book about the local region and include hands-on activities.