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What is Wild? Field Trip

Learn about wild animals by exploring the visitor center, then take a short hike to the Murie Ranch to learn about the Murie’s legacy in protecting the wild.

Cross Disciplinary Concepts: A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions. Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain
change. Patterns of change can be used to make predictions. Observable phenomena exist from very short to very long time periods.

Vocabulary: National Parks, resources, biotic communities, wild, wilderness, adaptation, camouflage, Wilderness Act of 1964

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Science Standards This Program Meets

3-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Earth & Space Science
Requirements:
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
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3-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Requirements:
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
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3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Requirements:
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
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5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity

  • Grade: 5th Grade
  • Discipline: Earth & Space Science
Requirements:
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to conserve Earth’s resources and environment.
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About Grand Teton National Park

Turn Grand Teton National Park into your classroom! We offer programs year-round including field trips with hands-on exploration, rangers visiting your classroom with park resources, or even opportunities to connect to rangers digitally. Topics range from “taking a walk on the wild side” with ecology, “rocking the Tetons” with geology, or learning that "every snowflake counts" from rangers sitting at a desk made of snow. If you don't see a program here that meets your needs, please contact park educators to explore options for a customized program.

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Who Park rangers (GRTE_Education@nps.gov)
What Field trips and classroom visits about ecology, geology, history, ranger careers, and outdoor leadership
When All year
Where In your national park or your classroom
Why Because learning sticks when you experience the real thing!