• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

For Kids

Elementary students at Pola island
Elementary school kids enjoying their field trip.
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The National Park of American Samoa can be a wonderland of exploration and understanding for children of all ages. Kids visiting with their families can hike and explore (with adult supervision) any of our short trails or beautiful beaches. Learning about the Samoan culture can also be a unique opportunity for children. Students and youth groups are often involved in field trips in the park. Sometimes lead by group leaders, but often by park rangers, these students learn about the terrestrial, marine and cultural resources preserved in the park.

Did You Know?

Underwater close up of a green sea turtle swimming

In Samoan folklore, sea turtles were believed to have the power to save fishermen lost at sea by bringing them safely to shore. The Samoan word for sea turtle, “I'a sa,” translates literally to “sacred fish,” presumably because of this ability. Sadly, sea turtles here are now endangered.