Why Is This Place Protected?
ES0705  Virtual Field Trips

In this investigation, you'll take virtual field trips to several protected places. Explore the Web site of each place to discover the unique features that make it worth protecting.

Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Everglades National Park
White Sands National Monument
All images—National Park Service

Explore the Web sites of any four national parks or monuments. Visit the parks shown here by clicking the image or name of the park, or access a complete list of national parks and monuments by clicking here

Research each place you visit. What are its unique features? What attracts people to the place? What natural resources are present? Consider what might happen if the place were not protected. During your exploration, consider what natural resources are protected at each site, and classify them as renewable or nonrenewable.

2. Record your observations in the table.

3. List five renewable and five nonrenewable resources.

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