Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in partnership with the Conservancy for CVNP, and with the generous support of the National Park Foundation, will be offering Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) programs virtually for Spring of 2021. These programs are geared specifically to a 3rd-5th grade audience. 4th and 5th grade students will receive a free national park pass (or voucher) good through the summer of 2021.
2021 Every Kid Outdoors Content Choices and Standard Alignment
Ohio and Erie Canal
Explore the Ohio and Erie Canal and its importance to Ohio and the nation during the 1800s. Learn why it was built, how it worked and the changes it brought about. Education staff will share photos and information about the history and importance of the canal. The presentation will include opportunities for discussion as time and technology allow. 45-60 minutes.
3 Hist – Historical Thinking & Skills
3 Hist – Heritage
4 Hist – Historical Thinking & Skills
4 Geog – Human Systems
Erosion, Deposition and Weathering
Learn how the rocks and landforms of Cuyahoga Valley National Park came to be and how erosion, deposition, and weathering shape the landscape of this national park. Education staff will share photos and information about these processes and how they change the earth’s surface. The presentation will include opportunities for discussion as time and technology allow. 45-60 minutes.
Discover the prehistoric peoples who lived in northeast Ohio for thousands of years. How did these early people live? How did their communities change over time? Education staff will share what archeologists have discovered and what these artifacts tell us about their lives and culture. The presentation will include opportunities for discussion as time and technology allow. 45-60 minutes.
5 Hist – Early Civilizations
4 Hist – Heritage
3 Hist – Heritage
3 Geog – Places and Regions