Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
The Hidden Worlds of National Parks: Put your headlamp on, today we go underground and visit this unique system of underground caves.

Today’s Activities


Visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico – Fly with thousands of bats, explore incredible formation, and trek by headlamp through a cave. Make a copy of this document to take notes on your tour. 

Read this haiku about Carlsbad Caverns, and think about what the author is trying to say. Then write a haiku or poem of your own about a park or landmark you like. 

Brain teaser

Try completing these thinking puzzles using an unknown.

*Answer sheet

Here is a video from BrainPOP to learn more about decimals.


Learn more about our local bat species here in Tuolumne County by visiting the Gold Country Bat Project.

Or watch this video and learn how caves are formed.

Watch this video about bats, and write down a list of 5 things you learned about bats. 

Take a look at this short video and pictures of caves. Then see if you can find a bat picture online to print off and color.


Find out more about the history & culture of Carlsbad Caverns National Park by reading this short article.

Carlsbad Caverns is a US National Park, but what does that mean? What are the National Parks, and how did we get them? Watch this video, and try to explain afterwards what you learned. 

Walk it!

The path into Carlsbad Caverns is 1.25 miles down, down, down and then back up, up, up. Using your best social distancing technique, enjoy a leisurely 1.25 mile walk today.

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

experience it

Enjoy these amazing photographs of Carlsbad Caverns (and other National Parks) posted by National Park Quest; A Journey of Artists.

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