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Teaching Paleontology in the National Parks

book cover of Teaching Paleontology in the National Parks and MonumentsNational Park Service personnel work directly with educators to provide educational materials and experiences which are consistent with existing curriculum requirements. Paleontology lessons can be presented using park examples in the classroom or during a visit to the natural laboratory of a National Park. Contact the National Park sites below to obtain more information about pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit programs:


Teaching Paleontology in the National Parks and Monuments (grades 4-6):
4th grade slideshow
5th grade slideshow
6th grade slideshow
Curriculum guide [947Kb pdf]
Colorado Standards correlation [33Kb pdf]

Teaching Paleontology in National Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands (grades 2-3):

Curriculum guide
2nd grade slideshow - Intro to Fossils I
2nd grade slideshow - Intro to Fossils II
2nd grade slideshow - Intro to Fossils III
3rd grade slideshow - Adaptation

For additional NPS fossil education resources, see Park Highlights


Programs for Visiting School Groups, Materials for Classroom Use, and Workshops for Teachers
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