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Illustrated Geology Tour for Marshall Mesa 1.04 Mb - A guided tour into geologic and cultural history along the Marshall Mesa trail by Dr. Sue Hirschfeld and Peter Stevens.
Illustrated Geology Tour for the Old Kiln Trail 3.40 Mb - Explore the pre-history of the Old Kiln trail (off Lee Hill Road) with this guide by Dr. Sue Hirschfeld.
Sedimentary Rock Layers of the Boulder area 1.38 Mb- A lovely graphic by Dr. Emmett Evanoff.
Story in the Rocks - the Geology of Boulder and OSMP 1.01 Mb- a downloadable booklet that describes the last 1.7 billion years of Boulder's geology
History of the Blue Line Amendment and Purchase of Enchanted Mesa 132.02 Kb - This detailed report by history intern Cailyn Plantico is a fun read - and explores events in the late 1950s and early 1960s that laid the groundwork for today's Open Space program.
History of the Boulder Mountain Parks 4.14 Mb - A detailed narrative by Mary Reilly-McNellan of the city's early land conservation efforts, starting with the Chautauqua purchase of 1898 and continuing through the acquisition of Boulder's mountain backdrop.
OSMP staff have researched and prepared a number of hikes to introduce you to the rich history of the land. Put on your hiking shoes and go see for yourself!
Education and Interpretation
Be a Great Interpreter! 426.37 Kb - a training handout on the art of interpretation, for all teachers and naturalists
Making Geology Fun 237.05 Kb - A sampling of hands-on activities to teach geology with a smile.
Common Ground Curriculum Guide 630.85 Kb - An activity guide for developing your sense of place.
Ecosystem Games 214.29 Kb - Using fun and games to teach ecological principles.
Fire: A Burning Issue 60.74 Kb - A selection of hands-on activities to illustrate the helpful and hurtful aspects of wildland fires.
Skullduggery 63.22 Kb - A handout for educators that explains how much you can teach with herbivore, carnivore and omnivore skulls.
Tip Trips 86.54 Kb - Planning a field trip? This handout will give you lots of practical suggestions.
Juegos Didácticos - Español 94.02 Kb - Actividades amenas para enseñar la ecología
List of Spanish Technical Terms for Natural Sciences 42.82 Kb - (Ecology, Geology, Zoology)
Spring Seasonal Changes Scavenger Hunt sheet for printing
More documents will be added to this page over time, so check back periodically!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:16