Explore - Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees SP - Pre-Visit Video
Take a journey through the ancient grove of Giant Sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park! The Giant Sequoia is a California native that grows in isolated groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Program Topic: Giant Sequoia Redwoods at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
General Description: Take a journey through the ancient grove of Giant Sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park! The Giant Sequoia is a California native that grows in isolated groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As one of the oldest and certainly the biggest tree on earth, there is no doubt their fascinating story of survival will delight and inspire students of all ages. Your students will learn about the history of these magnificent trees through the lens of conservation, as well as their relationship to other living things in the mixed conifer forest habitat, ultimately discovering what makes these trees such a BIG deal! Our virtual adventure will feature forest ecology, tree life cycle, interdependent relationships, fire science, human impact and conservation.
Academic Content Standard Subject Area: Science
NGSS LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
NGSS LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfers in an Ecosystem
Questions? Contact Us
Park website https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=551
Program sponsored by Save the Redwoods League https://www.savetheredwoods.org/