Rocky Through Time- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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What is the essence of a place? Is it what we can see? What we can hear? Is it solely about that place or also how a place makes us feel? Explore these topics with a Ranger and discover if cumulative changes in wildlife, wildfires and visitation have changed how we view Rocky Mountain National Park over the past 100 years.

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Multipoint: $0.00
By Request: $0.00



1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult Learners, 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

Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History, 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 7:30am-4pm MT. Our preferred platform is Zoom, but we can accommodate Webex and Google Meets/Classrooms. We will be joining you on your link.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

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.

Virtual Programs Coordinator

Program Details


1. This program begins with an overview of the National Park Service and Rocky Mountain National Park.
2. We then dive into three "big changes" Rocky Mountain National Park has experienced including the management of wildlife, wildfire and visitor use.
3. We discuss "what's next?"".
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


1. Understand that the visitor experience of a National Park is in itself a value to be preserved.
2. Describe the impacts of wildlife management, wildfires planning and visitation trends.
3. Internalize how change doesn’t necessarily alter the fundamental resources involved.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

HS-LS2-6 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
HS-LS4-5 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
HS-LS2-8 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.