Middle and High School programs provide students with skills, engaging and thought provoking ideas, and hands on opportunities to learn about our local environment, find creative solutions to environmental problems, and focus on key environmental issues and concepts. In addition to the programs listed below, we may be able to adapt other grade level programs to meet your needs. For an extra cost we are also able to develop alternative programs specifically for your class or school.
Middle and high school programs typically run around 50 minutes to an hour (unless otherwise noted or requested).
Call or e-mail Cassandra (928-779-1745) to schedule a date and time for your program.
Adapt to Survive
Students will understand the roles of natural selection and adaptation in evolution.
Alien Plant Invaders
Learn what invasive plants look like and why land managers are concerned with this problem.
Downtown Flagstaff Geology
Discover the history and geology of downtown Flagstaff with a focus on historic buildings made of local stone. Suggested Follow-up field trip: “Downtown Flagstaff Geology.”
Look at different types of volcanoes with an emphasis on northern Arizona. Suggested follow-up field trip: “Sunset Crater Volcano Tour”.
This introduction to population dynamics focuses on doubling and exponential growth.
Are forest fires always a bad thing? We’ll take a look at the role of fire in our ponderosa pine ecosystem and how land managers use fire to maintain and create wildlife habitat. Suggested follow-up field trip: “Fire Ecology Field Trip”
Food and Fossil Fuels
In this timely and provocative program, students explore the often unexplored world of fossil fuel use in food production.
GMOs and Us
Students discover the pros, cons, and effects of gene modification on foods.
Grand Canyon Geology
Explore history through the layers of the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon formation!
Groundwater in Flagstaff
Exploring Flagstaff’s water through a Project WET groundwater model and activities.
Living within your Climate: From Pueblo Times to Modern Times
Sustainable living isn’t a new idea! Learn about sustainability through archaeology, focusing on northern Arizona.
People of the Grand Canyon
Get a picture of people’s activities in the Grand Canyon throughout history.
Water conservation and harvesting in Flagstaff. Suggested follow-up field trip: “Willow Bend Tour”
Secret Life of a Plastic Bag
Learn the life cycle of a plastic bag and the effects these everyday items have on our planet.
Secret Life of a Shoe
Your shoe has been all over the Earth! Learn how we can impact the earth through consumer choices.
Understand how the Earth’s rotation and revolution affect the stars we see throughout the year.
Trash and the Three Rs
The 3 Rs in Flagstaff. Supported by the City of Flagstaff. Suggested follow-up field trip: “Recycling Center Tour”
Students will learn the basics of water quality testing. Suggested follow-up field trip: “Water Quality Field Trip”