Black Canyon of the GUnnison National Park

South Rim: Approximately 7 miles north of Montrose

North Rim: 11 miles southwest of Crawford

To Schedule: Email cure_education@nps.gov. For questions, contact Laura Tomcek at laura_tomcek@nps.gov or 970-641-2337 ext. 203

Guided Tours: 1.25 hours

Curecanti Ecology: Wild Adaptations! (Gunnison Area)

Students learn the relationships between living and non-living components in the Curecanti ecosystem. Plant and animal adaptations are explored through hands-on observations and role-playing. (3.5 hours) Grade 4 CO Science Standard 2.3

Black Canyon Ecology: Wild Adaptations! (Montrose Area)

Students learn the relationships between living and non-living components in the Black Canyon ecosystem. Plant and animal adaptations are explored using hands-on observations and role-playing. (3.5 hours) Grade 4 CO Science Standard 2.3

Colorado History: Hands on the Land (Montrose and Gunnison Area)

This area holds 10,000 years of human presence showing a succession of changing cultures, values, and technologies. Students explore the human history of this area, and the struggle in balancing human needs and wilderness ideals. (3.5 hours) Grade 4 CO Social Studies Standard 2.2

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Fascinating Fossils of Curecanti NRA

Students explore the processes by which evidence of past life is preserved through fossilization and how that evidence can help decipher Colorado's fascinating past. (60 minutes) Grade 4 CO Science Standard 2.2

Water We Share: Exploring the Gunnison River Watershed

Interactive demonstrations and activities illustrate the water cycle, watersheds, and the many uses of this precious resource, with an emphasis on human impact on waterways. (60 minutes) Grade 4 CO Science Standard 2.3

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