• A fall day on Mt. Rose overlooking the historic depot at Grand Portage.

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

For Teachers

A teacher welcomes a family into the Great Hall.
A teacher welcomes a family into the Great Hall.
NPS Photo / Mike Plummer-Steen
Grand Portage National Monument has a wealth of opportunities for teachers, scout and youth leaders. Whether you're planning a park visit for your students or looking for other resources to use in your classroom or home, or hoping to have a ranger guided program, we've got it.

Think of your National Parks as off-site classrooms! There are many ways to utilize America's treasures as teaching tools. After all, we have "the real thing," and we love to work with you to teach students the importance of the special places we all work together to preserve and protect for the future.

Did You Know?

A beaver pelt and felt hat at Grand Portage National Monument.

The under-fur of the beaver have microscopic barbs which make excellent quality felt for hats of the 16th-18th centuries. This hidden property was the reason why the beaver was the "standard" pelt for the fur trade.