Rangers in the Classroom

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To see the program in action, watch our video!

Rangers in the Classroom teaches young people about the natural world and what it takes to preserve it.  Students handle skulls and pelts to learn about the animals in the Parks.  They join hands to make a big circle the size of a giant sequoia tree’s base.  And they trace the path of a snowflake from the tops of the mountains to the water it becomes to feed the rivers and lakes that irrigate valley crops.

Since its inception in 2007, Rangers in the Classroom has reached more than 60,000 children from kindergarten through the 6th grade.  Students and teachers alike love the program – so much that the Parks cannot meet the demand for ranger visits to schools.  The Foundation is currently seeking additional funding to expand the program.

View, download, or print the 2012-13 Rangers in the Classroom Programs handout in pdf format. This handout includes all of the in-class educational opportunities offered by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

To view a copy of a sample curriculum, in pdf format click here, Bear Essentials.

Major Funding for Rangers in the Classroom has been provided by:
Bank of the Sierra
Ben and Ruth Hammett
Bette Bardeen & Ken Woodruff
ConvergenceMedia Productions LLC
Delaware North Companies, Parks & Resorts at Sequoia: Dollar Donation Program
Sandra Greenamyer & Dale Lincoln
Land O’Lakes Foundation
National Parks Foundation
REI-Fresno
Save the Redwoods League
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Southern California Edison

Special thanks to the following program Partners:
Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Kaweah
Sequoia Natural History Association
Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Tulare County Office of Education