Our vast nation has many ecological resources. But if we don’t know about them, we cannot value them as they deserve. This project lets students get to know one ecosystem in one of our national parks. It exposes students to the breadth of our national boundaries and territories around the world. It encourages them to synthesize their knowledge and express their learning through reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also meeting the important standards in Science (Life Science), Social Studies (Geography), English Language Arts (Writing, Reading, Research, Critical Thinking), and Fine Arts (Visual Art).