Channel Islands Live Hike

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The Channel Islands Live Hike programs allow students to interact in real time with a park ranger from the remote landscapes of Anacapa Island, one of the five islands in Channel Islands National Park. Through our free interactive distance learning programs, students learn about the wildlife and human history that is unique to the Channel Islands. All Channel Islands Live Hike programs are standards-based and can be broadcast into your classroom through the use of videoconferencing equipment or free downloadable software. Program topics may vary upon request.

 

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Channel Islands Live Hike: Island of the Blue Dolphins, Grades 4-6

Students discover Anacapa Island through an interactive, live visit with a park ranger and learn about the Channel Islands' tie to the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. They identify basic human needs and learn how culture influences the way people modify and adapt to their environments, such as when living on islands with fewer and less diversity of resources. The park ranger and the students discuss how human settlement relates to the location and use of various natural resources.

http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/index.htm

 

Channel Islands Live Hike: Chumash Indians on the Channel Islands, Grades 3-4

Students participate in a live, interactive visit with a park ranger on Anacapa Island to learn how culture influences the way people modify and adapt to their environments, such as when living on islands with fewer and less diversity of resources. Early Island Chumash had the same basic needs we have today, yet provided for them in different ways. Students compare Island Chumash life to life today.

http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/index.htm

 

Channel Islands Live Hike: What's in Your Backpack, Park Ranger?, Grade 2

Students explore park ranger careers in an interactive distance learning program. The park ranger shares the roles and responsibilities of his/her job. The park ranger discusses with the students how people have tried to improve their communities by working together to create places like national parks. The program was specially developed for classes reading Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett in their Houghton Mifflin Harcourt language arts textbook. The program can be adapted for classrooms not using this textbook.

http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/index.htm

 

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