What are National Parks?- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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The National Park Service, established over 100 years ago, strives to protect various resources in over 400 sites across the country. These resources are represented in the National Park Service emblem, which is proudly displayed on the NPS uniform, in Rocky Mountain National Park, and all park sites.

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Point to Point: $0.00
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1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimal interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Please submit program requests at least two weeks in advance. Captioning is available upon request - let us know in the "notes" section of your booking.

Program slots are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4pm MT.

Our preferred platform is Zoom, but we can accommodate Webex and Google Meets/Classrooms.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us a week prior to connecting if you won't be able to make the scheduled program time- this ensures we can do our best to fit in other schools from our waiting list.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
United States

Rocky Mountain National Park is a special place that receives over 4.6 million visitors per year. However, not everyone has the opportunity to visit; therefore, Rocky Mountain National Park's Education Rangers bring a new way to connect students across the country (and the world!) to Rocky- via virtual programs! Virtual programs are a fresh, fun, and an interactive take on the traditional classroom setting. Through these medium, Rocky rangers encourage students to get up and move while they learn, collaborate with their peers, and explore their National Park together. We look forward to expanding the reach of these programs to inspire students, our future park stewards.

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Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park.
2. The ranger will then invite the groups to come up one at a time to present their symbol.
3. Ranger will elaborate on student presentations as students place their symbol onto the whole class emblem.
4. Ranger will share the diversity of park service sites across the country.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


1. Recognize the variety of Park Service sites.
2. Name one National Park and explain why it is protected.
3. Name one way people use National Parks.
4. Describe at least one symbol in the Park Service emblem and what it represents in detail.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

CO Academic Standards

Reading, Writing, and Communicating
RWC10-GR.5-S.1-GLE.1- EO.a/b/d
Effective communication requires speakers to express opinion, provide information, describe a process, and persuade an audience
Listening strategies are techniques that contribute to understanding different situations and serving different purposes
RWC10-GR.4-S.1-GLE.1- EO.b/e/d
A clear communication plan is necessary to effectively deliver and receive information
RWC10-GR.3-S.1-GLE.1- EO.a/c/e/f/g
Oral communication is used both informally and formally
RWC10-GR.3-S.1-GLE.2- EO.a/b
Successful group activities need the cooperation of everyone

Social Studies
SS09-GR.3-S.1-GLE.2- EO.c
People in the past influence the development and interaction of different communities or regions
People have influenced the history of neighborhoods and communities
Family and cultural traditions in the US in the past
Ask questions, share information and discuss ideas about the past

Visual Arts
VA09-GR.3-S.1-GLE.1- EO.a/b/c
The identification of characteristics and expressive features in works of art and design help to determine artistic intent
VA09-GR.3-S.1-GLE.2- EO.a/b
Art has intent and purpose
VA09-GR.2-S.1-GLE.1- EO.b/c
Artists make choices that communicate ideas in works of art