Ask a Ranger can be adapted for any grade level. In this program, students learn about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the park service, and the ranger themselves as they interact with a uniformed ranger. After an introduction to the National Park Service emblem and meaning, the ranger will address questions from the classroom, using props and presentations to share the ecology, wildlife, and history of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Classrooms prepare and send questions ahead of time.
Point to Point: $0.00
Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod
Leadership, Sciences, Social Studies/History
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for one low price when you purchase the CILC
Virtual Expeditions package.
For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672
Please give us 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a program.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a 42,000 acre site located in Northern California, 10 miles from Redding. We have diverse ecosystems ranging from oak scrubland to dense coniferous forests. Our elevation ranges from about 600 feet (200 meters) and climbs to over 6000 feet (2000 meters). This all creates an incredible location for a huge range in plants and wildlife and recreation opportunities. Whiskeytown's virtual programs serve the National Park Service mission by helping others enjoy these lands and by teaching about the unique ecosystems, geology and history. Join us in real time with a ranger to learn about Whiskeytown!
1.) This program begins with an introduction to the National Park Service and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.2.) Students then learn about the presenting ranger, and see images from the various parks that they've worked in.3.) Ranger then goes through their questions, using accompanying photographs, props, and videos to answer questions and help provide a deeper understanding of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.4.) Students are invited to ask additional questions.
Students will:-gain an understanding of what a national park site is, and the various things they protect.-compare the different careers available in the National Park Service.-identify the local ecosystem and some of the plants and animals that live here.-develop an appreciate for the intricacies and moving parts of operation a national park site.-have all their questions answered about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and the National Park Service.
This program is easily adaptable and can be focused and aligned with a standard of your preference.
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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.