White Pine County teachers looking for science education resources and opportunities have a new place to look – Great Basin National Park Foundation’s (GBNPF’s) website. GBNPF’s recently launched “Teacher Resources” webpage includes over fifty lesson plans about Great Basin National Park for students in grades K – 12, information about scheduling classroom visits or field trips to Great Basin National Park, and directions for becoming involved in astronomical research. Find all of these resources at greatbasinfoundation.org/teacher-resources
All of the lesson plans included are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and cover Great Basin ecology, geology, and astronomy. These lessons encourage students to connect their lived experiences with these topics to related scientific concepts. Teachers can also request for a member of the GBNPF team to lead one of these lessons with their students. For classes that have already learned about Great Basin National Park and are hoping to see it for themselves, GBNPF can help schedule and lead field trips. And, for classes outside of White Pine County, GBNPF is happy to lead virtual programs about Great Basin National Park. All of GBNPF’s educational programs have received very positive reviews from students and teachers.
As the official nonprofit partner of Great Basin National Park, GBNPF understands that students are the next generation of Park stewards. Due to the small size of the Park’s full-time staff, GBNPF leads educational programs related to the Park. Do you have questions about how to get involved? Reach out to GreatBasinEducation@gmail.com