Modeling Historic Floods in Rocky- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park and its surrounding communities have experienced major flooding events! In this program, students learn about the multiple causes and effects of real floods by watching hands-on simulations and video clips.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

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 8:30am-3:30pm 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. Program begins with introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park and the NPS emblem.
2. Students discuss the importance of water and watersheds
3. Students watch simulated floods that were prerecorded on a video and make predictions about what will happen to "their" structure.
4. Students compare and contrast the 3 scenarios.
5. Students discuss mitigation strategies to prevent future floods.
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


Students will be able to:
1. Predict what will happen to their monopoly house during each simulated flood model scenario.
2. Name a variety of causes and effects of historical floods.
3. Discuss mitigation strategies for flooding.
4. Gain an appreciation of water.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Colorado Academic Standard: 3rd Grade Earth and Space Science: 2. A variety of weather hazards result from natural process; humans cannot eliminate weather-related hazards but can reduce their impacts.