• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

For Teachers

Student using binoculars
Alataua elementary student bird watching over at Lower Sauma Ridge Trail. 

The park is an outdoor laboratory for Samoan schools and it offers opportunity for guided field trips. For detailed information contact the park ranger at (684) 633-7082, ext. 22.

The park and its staff can be a local true-life example in the value of applying oneself in school. Three quarters of the national park staff are local Samoans.

List of Available Programs

Natural History Guide to American Samoa

Did You Know?

A humpback whale breaches almost entirely out of the water

During the warm months of the southern hemisphere, Samoa’s humpback whales feed in the rich Antarctica waters, 3,200 miles to the south. When Antarctic's bitter winter sets in, humpbacks seek warmer waters, migrating northward, towards Australia and Tonga. At least some migrate onward to Samoa.