Plan A Field Trip
Teachers are invited to plan a field trip to Devils Tower National Monument. Field trips may be self-guided, ranger-guided, or a combination of both. The information below is useful for all field trip planning. For a ranger-guided walk or talk, please please complete the Reservation/Request Form and return it via e-mail or fax to 307-467-5350 attn: Education Coordinator. Contact the education coordinator for more information about program availability.
Suggested topics ideas include; Nature/Ecology, History/Culture, and Geology.
Curriculum Materials - This page contains extra resources that are not included under Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides at this time. Other curriculum materials can be found under Self Guided Field Trips.
Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides - This page contains resources for our programs. We will be adding the description, curriculum, pre-visit, and post-visit activities here for each grade and program.
Other Resources - Links to other sites that would be helpful to explore and learn more about Devils Tower National Monument can be found here.
Educational Fee Waivers
To formally request a fee waiver for your group, please follow the application guidelines and use the provided fee waiver form found on the Request a Fee Waiver page.
Devils Tower Visitor Center
The Devils Tower Visitor Center offers exceptional exhibits on geology, climbing, the prairie ecosystem, and human history. These exhibits can be used as teaching tools or to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.
Water and restrooms are available at the Devils Tower Visitor Center. The campground and picnic areas also have water and restrooms. Groups can eat at picnic areas or on the bus. No dining facilities are available in the monument, but there are places located at the Devils Tower junction and in the nearby towns of Hulett, Moorcroft, and Sundance.
Did You Know?
It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge's translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.