Devils Tower National Monument Offers Education Programs for K-12 Classrooms
Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307-467-5283
Devils Tower National Monument offers curriculum based interactive education programs for grades K -12. Education programs include the Devils Tower in Your Classroom programs, and ranger guided field trips at the monument. For classes who plan to visit Devils Tower this year, a park ranger can present a pre and post visit program in the classroom.
"Park Rangers at Devils Tower National Monument help students develop a deep understanding of park natural and cultural resources and the relevance in their lives through a series of park education programs" said John Keck, Acting Superintendent. Teachers may invite a park ranger into the classroom. Programs cover the ecological, historical, cultural and geological components of the monument. Program length are designed for the classroom schedule and/or combined classroom schedules for K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and consists of hands on education activities from 45 -60 minutes. All programs meet national and state core curriculum standards. Teachers may have a specific focus for their students;we will gladly tailor a program to fit the need.
Request forms for all education programs can be found on the park website at www.nps.gov/deto/forteachers. Completed forms can be e-mailed to e-mail us, or mailed to Devils Tower National Monument P.O. Box 10 Devils Tower, WY 82714
To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument contact the park at 307-467-5283, visit us online at www.nps.gov/deto or on Facebook at Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site.
Devils Tower National Monument is located, 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, WY, 27 miles northwest of Sundance, WY via U.S. 14, 9 Miles south of Hulett via WY24, and 52 miles southwest of Belle Fourche, S.D. via S.D. Highway34/WY24.
Did You Know?
Devils Tower is made of phonolite porphyry. Phonolite refers to the ringing of the rock when a small slab is struck, and its ability to reflect sound. Porphyry refers to its texture, large crystals of feldspar embedded in a mass of smaller crystals.