• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Guest Speakers

Ranger in the classroom

Invite a ranger into your classroom

Ranger in the Classroom

This program is designed to help teachers in schools near Lava Beds link subjects taught in the classroom to the park itself by inviting a ranger to speak to the class. The topics that rangers cover in their classroom presentations depend on the teacher's requests. We recommend that when you make your request, you try to think of subjects that can be easily linked to the monument or local history. Some possible topics include geology, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, Native American cultural history, Modoc culture and war history, Tule Lake Segregation Center, local human history, the food chain, adaptation, ecology, and many more.

To request a ranger in the classroom presentation please e-mail or call the education coordinator at 530-667-8119.

Did You Know?

Cave Slime

Many of the caves at Lava Beds provide habitat for cave slime! Cave slime is a hydrophobic bacteria that repels water, causing it to reflect a gold or silver color when illuminated with a flashlight. Cave slime is spectacular in high concentrations and is in no way harmful to people.