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Bill Johnson, Denali National
Park's Superintendent, has heard of all the fun you had while
exploring the park's tundra. He has written to ask for your
My name is Bill Johnson. I am the superintendent
of one of the world's greatest places, "Denali
National Park and Preserve". I love it
here. It was great to hear of all the fun that you and
your friends had while exploring Denali National Park's
I recently met with many of our park rangers to explore
the idea of creating a "Kids' Field Guide to Denali's
Tundra". Your names continually came up. It
sounded like you not only had a great time but were very
knowledgeable of many aspects of the tundra and were
able to clearly explain what you learned.
I am asking you for your help to create our "Kids'
Field Guide to Denali's Tundra". Can you help
them with this important task?
Bill Johnson, Denali National Park
During the creation of our "Kids' Field Guide to
Denali's Tundra", you will:
- Choose one area that you are interested in exploring
- Explore that area further using the Internet and other
- Create a page for our "Kids'
Field Guide to Denali's Tundra". Your field guide will teach others about the
natural features that you chose to explore further.
- Quickly review the areas of the tundra that you have explored.
You may use the links on the top left of this page to help you
Choose an Aspect of the Tundra
- Brainstorm aspects of the tundra that you are interested in
- Then, choose one aspect from our exploration of the Midnight Sun, Permafrost,
Glacier Rivers, Plant Adaptations, or Animal Adaptations.
Look at Other Field Guides
- Check out several samples of online field guides that others
have made. Remember to take notes on what those field
guides include and how they look:
Develop Your Own Field Guide
- With your friends, develop a list of five or more features that
your "Kids' Field Guide to
Denali's Tundra" must have.
- Use Microsoft Word or Appleworks to develop your "Kids' Field Guide to
Assess Your Field Guide
Submit Your Field Guide
- When you are finished with your page for the "Kids' Field Guide to
Denali's Tundra", please submit it to us. You can send
your Microsoft Word or Appleworks Document as an attachment
- We will post your page for the "Kids' Field Guide to
Denali's Tundra" on our web site.
- What are your state's geographical regions? Are different species of
wildlife found in different parts of your state? How do the ways
that each type of animal or plant meets its basic needs for food, water,
shelter and space match up with the geographic region in which they
live? Research, write and illustrate a field guide to wildlife of
Use our "Kids' Field Guide to
Denali's Tundra" Rubric to check out how you did.
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