Students can lace up their hiking boots—and boot up their computers—for a “Grand Canyon Journey,” the latest CD-ROM field trip in the TrekInteractive Young Naturalist series, which transports students to the outdoor classrooms of the national parks.
This interactive field trip is designed to allow third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders to explore earth science while on a wilderness tour. Guided by Ben, a junior ranger, elementary students can explore a wide range of science and social studies topics related to the Grand Canyon.
Students navigate the journey through a web-browser format, gaining access to a select number of child-safe web sites. The software features “you are there” photography and factual narration that makes Grand Canyon Journey a valuable geology and history resource.
Produced in cooperation with national park educators, this series is the only “just for kids” software about America’s natural wonders, according to its maker, T.I. Multimedia. The series also features Yellowstone Journey and Everglades Journey. Each CD-ROM costs $24.95, or $69.95 for the complete set.