• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Materials to Loan

Planning on spending a day in the park? Lava Beds has materials available for loan that will help you and your students get the most out of your visit. Also check out our Traveling Trunks to bring the park to your classroom.

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    Binoculars

    Want a good look at Lava Beds? We have binoculars available to help your class get up close views of wildlife, geologic features, and much more.

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    Clipboards

    We have clipboards for loan so that you can take your classes into the field.

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    Flashlights

    It’s hard to explore caves in the dark, so if you hope to visit any caves other than Mushpot we recommend that you have a flashlight for each student.

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.