Pecos National Historical Park provides many learning opportunities (history, nature, geology, culture) for teachers and students, including ranger-led programs and self-guided field trips. When planning a school field trip, please email us information specifying the number of people expected and contact information.
For links that provide ideas for teaching about history, nature, and culture, see the list below.
Here are reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives.
Lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work can become a gateway for research with historical records in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities when using primary documents.
Teaching with Historic Places is a National Park Service site that uses properties listed in the NPS National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. Visit the link to access lesson plans and other resources to help bring historic places into your classroom.
For a series of new National Park Service-centered science learning videos, go to the North Coast Cascades Science Learning Network (SLN) website and begin with "Taking the Pulse of the National Parks." Each movie is about four minutes long. Students will see scientists work to preserve park ecological health and historical riches; you'll find information about glaciers, intertidal zones, and wind-swept prairies.
Fnd engaging lesson ideas about Natural Sound resources at this NPS Explore Nature site; scroll down to the "Explore Sounds" selections on the left-hand side of the page. Students can even hear clips in this NPS sound gallery.