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Saving the Grand Canyon

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, students explore the vastness of one of this country’s most popular national parks, the Grand Canyon. Students examine the current transportation-related policies have been put in place to preserve this magnificent landscape, paying particular attention to the availability of more sustainable alternatives.

  • Students will discuss why transportation is an environmental concern in Grand Canyon National Park. 
  • Students will identify and research transportation options designed to protect the park. 
  • Students will design a poster that informs and encourages visitors to use more sustainable forms of transportation to get to and around the park.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
60-90 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • Saving the Grand Canyon Classroom Presentation 
  • Colored pencils 
  • Large drawing paper (one piece for every three students)

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF) on behalf of Amtrak
Contact Email:
Tags for searching:
Amtrak , transportation
Located in: Science | Creativity

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