Seventy students from Des Moines Municipal Schools in nearby Des Moines, New Mexico, paid a visit to the park during National Park Week.
In honor of this year’s theme, “Picture Yourself in a National Park”, the group participated in a curriculum-based photo scavenger hunt. Student groups came armed with cameras and ready to say “Cheese!” as they hiked the park’s trails in search of items found in nature relating to math and science.
A panel consisting of teachers, park staff, and the students themselves will judge the pictures for winners in a variety of categories. The winning photos will be displayed in the visitor center at the park.