A variety of self-guided activities are available in addition to pre-scheduled education programs (field trips).
Geology Discovery Hunt
Use the exhibits at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or Loomis Museum to help your students learn more about geology in the park. KYVC Discovery Hunt (pdf, 112KB).
Lily Pond Nature Trail
Lead your students on an easy one-mile loop trail along lake shores, forest edges, and through a portion of the rock avalanche area called Chaos Jumbles. Stakes along the trail correspond to numbered paragraphs that explain points of interest and natural features. Guides can be obtained at the trailhead across the highway from the Loomis Museum.
Lead your students on this moderate four-mile round-trip hike to Cinder Cone volcano. Numbered posts correspond to stops in an informative leaflet. Guides can be obtained at the trailhead in the Butte Lake day use parking area.
Public Ranger-led Programs
Your class is welcome to attend public ranger-led programs during their regularly scheduled times. Note that summer public ranger-led programs are generally offered last-June through early-September and winter programs are generally offered late-December through early-April. You may contact the education specialist at (530) 595-6132/6142 for information on public programs that meet specific curriculum. Ranger-led education programs must be schedule in advanced and are limited to the programs listed on the field trips page.
Wayside exhibits that interpret park resources are found throughout the park including along the park highway, on the Lassen Peak trail, on the Bumpass Hell boardwalk, and along the Devastated Area trail.
The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (year-round) and Loomis Museum (summer only), offer park information, interpretive exhibits, and educational bookstores. The Discovery Center offers educational exhibits and a science lab and is open by reservation only.