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Every Rock has a Story- FREE

from Rocky Mountain National Park

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Students will gain an appreciation of rocks through becoming petrologists and exploring the three rock types (igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary). 

Through learning the stories of the rocks at Rocky, students will be able to infer the overall geologic story of Rocky Mountain National Park and apply these skills to their own geologic settings.

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

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

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Maximum participants:

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

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Program Delivery Mode

WebEx, or Google Meets

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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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's 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments in northern Colorado. Through utilizing basic video conferencing platforms, students across the country (and the world!) can bring Rocky Mountain National Park into their classroom! Whether your students are investigating the four ecosystems of Rocky, researching ranger opportunities, or delving into the fascinating world of winter, they're sure to have a memorable one-on-one experience with a ranger. Rocky's education program is proud to have developed this new way to connect with students that otherwise may never have had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. We look forward to expanding the reach of these programs to inspire students, our future park stewards.

Danielle York

Program Details


1. Program begins with introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park and the NPS emblem.
2. Students share their rock "friends" that they brought to the program and make observations with the ranger.
3.. Ranger introduces different rock types.
4.. Students participate in a creative rock cycle story.
5. Ranger "travels" to different spots around Rocky to uncover stories told by the rocks.
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


1. Identify the three different types of rocks.

2. Describe the forces that act upon rocks to change them into another rock type (heat, heat and pressure, erosion and weathering).

3. Participate in a creative story about a rock incorporating the different parts of the rock cycle.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS1A 3-5 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1B 3-5 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS2A 3-5 -- Earth materials and systems
ESS2B 3-5 -- Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions

State Standards

4-LS.1 Earth has changed over time.
4-LS.3 Earth’s physical features occur in patterns.