Time: 4 am – 9’ish pm at Manzano HS
Depart: Manzano HS at 4 am; possible pick-up of EMHS leadership team in Tijeras
School: Manzano HS, 7 SVA students & possible EMHS leadership; + MESA teacher representatives
To bring: water bottle, picnic lunch, appropriate clothing layers, athletic shoes, homework, music, games, $ for dinner & a good attitude 🙂
Students will meet and speak with a National Park Ranger, hike the caves, picnic deep in the earth, and discuss local NM geology while learning about our National Park system.
Approximate drive time: 5 hours
Check out the NPS education activities below…
High School Geology Curriculum: lesson plans, benchmarks & slides
Geoscientist, Geographer, Park Ranger: examples of Science Buddies linked careers
Carlsbad Caverns National Park video: YouTube (6 mins)
Mysteries Underground movie: YouTube (53 mins)
Visit an ice cave in the Austrian Alps and climb down a quarter-mile underground in New Mexico’s Lechuguilla.