• Rangers in the Classroom

     

    These programs are exclusively available for Kings County students through a partnership with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The program dates and times are predetermined, traditionally at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 on select dates each month. Each program is 60 minutes in length. Materials for each program will be delivered to your school site for the students to utilize during the IVC program. Park passes and maps will be delivered to the school site for each student.

    *"Guess Hoo's for Dinner?" requires an additional 30 minutes for the owl pellet dissection activity, this is guided by the teacher after the IVC program is completed.

    Click on the links/titles below to see lesson plans and pre and post lesson activities.

Programs

  • Meet Your National Parks Gr 2-4

    Students will be introduced to a uniquely American concept, the national park. It provides a framework for understanding what national parks protect by examining the elements found on the National Park Service (NPS) patch.

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  • Bear Essentials Gr 1-3

    Students will be introduced to the American Black Bear. It provides a framework for understanding Black Bear habitat, diet, and lifestyle. It also explains how human activity can have a negative impact on a bear’s natural behavior.

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  • Up, Up & Away Gr K-2

    Students will be introduced to the unique, often misunderstood life of bats through a comparison with birds. It provides a framework for understanding the beneficial role bats play in our lives and helps dispel some of the myths surrounding these aerodynamic creatures of the night.

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  • Guess Hoo's for Dinner Gr 3-5

    Students will be introduced to a fierce nocturnal predator, the owl. It provides a framework for understanding the various adaptations these birds possess and the prey they hunt through an owl pellet dissection activity.

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