Amazing Animals - FREE

by  Zion National Park

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Zion's location in the southwestern desert of the United States means that it is home to extreme heat and cold winters. The plants and animals that have adapted to live here are unique and varied. This program will, through song, video, plays, and images, teach students about what it takes to survive in a desert.

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20-30 minutes.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

Registration is not currently open. Check back in January 2023 for information regarding January-April 2023 learning opportunities. Please contact us at zion_education@nps.gov for more information.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Zion National Park appreciates cancellations within 48 hours. Prior to our program we require a short equipment test. Our distance learning coordinator will contact you to schedule this short test.

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Zion National Park

Springdale, Utah
United States

Zion National Park is a place with massive sandstone
cliffs, narrow slot canyons, unique wildlife and plants, and a rich history.
Students learn about Zion National Park, the National Park Service, and the
unique ecosystems and history of the southwest as they interact in live time
with a uniformed ranger. Our free programs cover a variety of topics that bring
curriculum to life. 

Registration is not currently open. Check back in January 2023 for information regarding January-April 2023 learning opportunities.

Zion Education

Program Details


1.) Students will meet the presenting rangers, and see photographs of Zion National Park
2.) We will then discuss what a desert is, with ideas from the kids and accompanying photographs
3.) Students will then assist the rangers in a short desert food web play, where they will act out each plant or animal, as the ranger presents images, puppets, and videos of each.
4.) We then conduct a participatory song about desert animals
5.) The presenter will then read a few pages from a storybook
6.) Students will then be encouraged to reflect on how a desert is different from other habitats
7.) Time will be allowed for questions.


The participating students will be able to:
-identify what a desert is, and how it differs from other habitats such as the jungle
-list three kinds of desert plants or animals
-develop an appreciation for the difficulty of surviving in the desert

Standards Alignment

National Standards