School Programs

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Wendell Berry

The Moab Museum offers exciting, experiential educational programs for Grand County K-8 students. Developed by longtime Moab teacher Andrea Stoughton in collaboration with local teachers and aligned with Utah Core Curriculum standards, half-day or full-day field trip experiences with the Moab Museum bring natural and human history to life. For a complete curriculum guide, please email info@moabmuseum.org.

Kindergarten

Wiren Femur
Sauropod femur on display at the Moab Museum

Moab Museum & Moab Giants

Kindergarten field trips to Moab Giants bring the dinosaurs of Utah to life!

 

Click to download PDF pre-trip activity plan for teachers:

First Grade

Dinosaur tracks
Dinosaur tracks on display at the Moab Museum

Mill Canyon Field Trip

First Graders visit Mill Canyon with the Moab Museum to learn about the Mesozoic residents of the region. This video, featuring paleontologist and former Moab Museum Director John Foster provides a great overview of the site!

 

Click to download PDF pre-trip activity plan for teachers:

Fourth Grade

The historic Taylor homestead, now the Moab Springs Ranch.
The historic Taylor homestead, now the Moab Springs Ranch.

Tour of Historic Moab Sites

Fourth Grade students join the Moab Museum for a tour around town to various historic sites from the late 1800s, when pioneer families were settling Moab.

 

Click to download a PowerPoint presentation pre-trip activity plan for teachers (and be sure to view the Notes pane for accompanying stories & context!):

Fifth Grade

Dewey Bridge helped connect Grand County to the outside world.
Dewey Bridge helped connect Grand County to the outside world.

Dewey: The History of a Vital Transportation Link

Fourth Grade students join the Moab Museum at Dewey Bridge to learn about the former settlement there in the late 1800s, and the challenges and triumphs of transportation across southeastern Utah prior to cars.

 

Click to download a PDF pre-trip activity plan for teachers:

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade students touring the Titus/Doles Ranch.
Sixth Grade students touring the Titus/Doles Ranch.

Ranching Field Trip

Sixth Graders visit the Titus / Doles Ranch and the Red Cliffs Lodge's Museum of Western Film and Heritage with the Moab Museum to learn about the ranching history of the Colorado River corridor.

 

Click to download PDF pre-trip activity plan and map for teachers: