Ranger with student

NPS/Congaree National Park

Congaree's "classroom" is filled with a wide variety of potential lessons, for both teachers and students, about the natural and cultural history of the area. We invite you and your students to explore the park as an extension of your classroom.

Self-guided and ranger-guided education programs are available. Professional development opportunities also exist, as teachers can participate in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program each summer.

If you have questions, would like more information about education programs, or you would like to schedule a program, please send an email containing the following information:

Name of School
Grade Level
# of Students
# of Chaperones
Desired date(s) of Visit

Choose one of the Following Options:
1. Self-Guided Visit (No Ranger)
2. Self-Guided Visit with Ranger Introduction
3. Ranger-Guided Walk

Please note that visits are not confirmed until you have received a response and confirmation from the park. Dates are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Items Your Students Should Bring

In order for your students to have a safe and enjoyable field trip, there are some items they should have before you begin your field trip:

  • Students should wear weather appropriate clothing.
  • Students should wear appropriate footwear. Hiking shoes, boots, or sneakers are recommended. Students should avoid wearing flip-flops or open-toed footwear.
  • It is highly recommended that each student have a bottle of water, as there are no water stations along the trails. Water is available at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center to fill up bottles.
  • Teachers and/or chaperones should carry insect repellent for the students. Check with the park to see what the mosquito levels are before arriving

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