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Teacher Materials: selected resources that can be used to develop your own lesson or units.

  • The World of the Small -- A Pupfish Curriculum produced by Death Valley National Park Education (This file may be difficult to download due to its size ~ 37 MB .pdf. Select the file type you want to download, (.zip or .pdf ) right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)
  • Fish and Fisheries in Nevada -- There is no place on Planet Earth quite like Nevada. The world’s largest landlocked basin is bordered on the north and south by two major river drainages. A desert by the strictest definitions, Nevada hosts an amazing variety of unique fish. Many are found in the most unlikely places. The Nevada Department of Wildlife manages a thriving fisheries program in a place that isn’t really adapted to support such a high demand for fishing. And, there are countless opportunities to enjoy Nevada’s unique and abundant fish resources. ~ 21 MB .pdf. Select the file type you want (.pdf) to download right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)
  • Welcome to Ash Meadows, Conservation in Action (USFWS) ~ 9.2 MB .pdf. Select the file type you want ( .pdf) to download right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)
  • Out -Of Boundaries" Death at Devil's Hole by Kate Silver -- Urban legend has it that two boys were lost forever when they dove into a massive underground lake in the desert. It's no myth; for the first time, what really happened 40 years ago.~ 1.5 MB .pdf. Select the file type you want ( .pdf) to download right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)
  • Web of Life, Teaching Guide for North American Biomes, Written by Ida Phillips Lynch -- Eight 10-minute programs suited for grades 4 – 8. In the unit there is a section on Desert Conservation (page 48) and the plight of Devils Hole and its pupfish. ~ 1.5 MB .pdf. Select the file type you want ( .pdf) to download right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)
  • The Most Endangered Pupfish, by Tom Baugh and James E. Deacon Freshwater and Marine Aquarium : June 1983 -- Good reference reading for students and teachers ~ 1.5 MB .pdf. Select the file type you want ( .pdf) to download right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)
  • Federal Reserved Water Rights: The Forest for the Trees, by Dale D., Goble College of Law University of Idaho -- In this paper, Mr. Goble outlines how the preservation of Devils Hole, and the conservation efforts directed toward its pupfish, has influence Federal Water Law. ~ 32 KB .pdf. Select the file type you want ( .pdf) to download right-click and select "Save Target As..." on you desktop.)

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Directions: For directions and maps to Devils Hole click here.

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Student Materials: selected resources that students may fine useful when studying desert conservation and pupfish ecology

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For More Information Contact...

Park Ranger Vicki Wolfe works for Death Valley National Park. She is currently the Devils Hole interpreter and responsible for providing information, interpretation, and education related to Devils Hole. Vicki is fascinated by the world within the Hole and is enthusiastic about sharing it with interested groups and persons. She can be contacted at (760) 786-3277 or via email at Vicki_Wolfe@nps.gov

Park Ranger Nancy Hadlock is the Education and Outreach Specialist at Death Valley National Park. She is responsible for community education and outreach for the park relating to all park resources. She encourages teachers and especially school students to get involved with Death Valley National Park.

"No group is too large or too small," Hadlock said. She can be contacted at (760) 786-3226 or via email at Nancy_Hadlock@nps.gov

What's New? Catch up on the Current Events and News from Devils Hole.

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This student developed web page has been developed through a partnership between the Death Valley National Park and the Lewis Center for Educational Research.