School Programs – Free Classes

Free School Programs

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Desert Waters
In this hands-on class, students explore what a watershed is and learn about ways to protect the one they live in. Through scientific inquiry, students discover where their water comes from and how humans and natural disasters affect their watershed. Free to the first 20 registered classes. 
NOTE: All free Desert Waters classes have been booked for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact classes@highdesertmuseum.org for alternative options of classes on erosion, watersheds, etc.
Grades: 4th grade only.
Cost: Free; Grant-funded class
Duration: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm with lunch break
Fired Up!
Build a forest and watch it burn. This class challenges students to question how a ponderosa pine forest thrives in fire-prone ecosystems. Students uncover the important role fire plays in keeping our forest ecosystem healthy during this all-day program. Free to the first 40 registered classes. 
Grades: 5th grade only.
Cost: Free; Grant-funded class
Duration: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm with lunch break
Energy and the Environment
This on-site program engages students in an exploration of renewable resources in the context of global climate change. Using hands-on activities, students investigate solar and wind power to develop an understanding of the impacts of these technologies in the Pacific Northwest. Free to the first 10 registered classes. Priority will be given to middle and high school students.
Grades: Grades 6 – 12 only
Cost: Free; Grant-funded class
Duration: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm with lunch break