National Parks: America’s Largest Classroom
National parks provide a wealth of educational opportunities in science, math, writing, reading, history, social studies, and more. Western National Parks Association partners with the National Park Service (NPS) to provide materials and activities that K-12 teachers can use to enrich their students’ education.
Junior Ranger Booklets
Online activity books focus on exploring fascinating topics using national parks as a resource. Youngsters can work toward Junior Ranger badges in spaceflight, caves, fishing, archeology, astronomy, paleontology, and the underwater world.
Our library of online videos introduces students to partnering parks that WNPA supports.
Add children’s books to your classroom library. The 101 Questions and Frequently Asked Questions series engage budding scientists. Preschoolers will love the finger puppet books introducing a variety of animals.
Watch this video with your students and share some fun facts about bats, butterflies, hummingbirds, and saguaros.