3rd- 4th Grade: Who's Home at Tonto National Monument?
Students will discover the many different animals living at Tonto National Monument and in the Sonoran Desert by participating in activities to classify animals and identify their defining characteristics and adaptations. 45 minute in-class ranger program Arizona Common Core Standards Met
6th- 8th Grade: Mapping the Past
Students will examine various types of Arizona maps and explain how humans have influenced their surrounding environments. Students will then discuss how our surrounding geography affects our lives today. 45 minute in-class ranger program Arizona Common Core Standards Met
High School:Building a Life in Tonto Basin
Students will learn about engineering in the prehistoric southwest by exploring how the Salado people built their homes, dug irrigation canals, and engineering their food source (maize corn). 45 minute in-class ranger program