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What's Great About Great Sand Dunes

Kids explode like a supervolcano!
Students explode the supervolcano!

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From supervolcanoes to endemic insects to archaic people, the 'greatness' of Great Sand Dunes amazes even the most seasoned visitors. Hands-on activities and short walks appropriate for all ages and abilities. Inquire at the Visitor Center (719-378-6395) about the availability of Dunes wheelchairs if appropriate.

Duration: 1 hour

Group size: No more than 30 students per ranger. Larger groups may be accomodated if multiple rangers are available.

Availability: Varies. If coming in spring, schedule your program between 9am and 1pm, Monday through Thursday.

Meeting place: Dunes Parking Lot

What to bring: Clothing and footwear appropriate to all varieties of weather. We will be outside! If the creek is flowing, be prepared to get your feet wet and perhaps bring a change of clothes as well. Consult Field Trip Guidelines for Leaders for more information.


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American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Biodiversity, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Geography, Geology, Hydrology, Wilderness
National/State Standards:
Most Earth Science, Life Science, and Social Studies.  Adaptable to many!
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