Invite a Ranger to your class
NPS Rangers are available to come to your classroom and present education-based programs to your students.Rangers will help you meet your academic core needs. This is an excellent way for your kids to learn about life during the Pliocene epoch and fossils found now at the fossil beds through a fun hands-on experience that your students will surely remember.
To inquire about inviting a ranger to your school and/or classroom or for more information, please call the Education Specialist at 208-933-4126 or send us an email.
Please Note: Classroom visits are typically scheduled during the middle part of the school year, November through March. Unfortunately, due to high visitation at the park from school groups in the spring, ranger visits to the classroom may not be available in April, May or June.
Did You Know?
The Smithsonian began excavating the Fossil Beds in 1929. J.W. Gidley conducted the first excavation. Altogether they conducted 4 major excavations of the area.