About Our Program
If you are not able to visit the monument in person, feel free to peruse our online curriculum materials which may aid your classroom study of caves. Our materials focus on geology and watersheds. Contact us if you have questions!
Curriculum-Based Education Programs
Grades 6-8: Watersheds: through the Mountain to the Valley
Grades 3-8: Teacher's Companion Guide to the Videos (virtual field trip)
PLEASE NOTE- Changes for 2014
Due to federal budget cuts some educational programs are not offered for 2014. Ranger-led, standards-driven Cave tours for school groups will continue, beginning April 28th. Ranger-led forest hikes and classroom visits are no longer available. Activity guides will be provided to teachers who wish to lead a forest hike. Surface tour activities with related curriculum links will remain on the website for teacher access and use.
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Curriculum-Based Education Field Trips
Before visiting the monument, we need ALL visitors to help protect our bats. A fatal disease in bats known as White-Nose Syndrome has already killed over a million bats in eastern North America, and is spreading west. Avoid spreading the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats! Inform all students and chaperones before your visit to Oregon Caves that they must plan ahead not to bring any items that have been worn or used in any cave, mine, or bat hibernation site east of the Rocky Mountains after 2005, or in any cave in Europe. This includes shoes, camera bags, and clothes. Even if the item has been washed, there is still a risk. Do not bring it.
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Group rates are available for recreational groups (e.g. church groups, senior groups, etc.). Visit Fees & Reservations for more information.
Did You Know?
The mountains surrounding Oregon Caves are composed of ocean crust including rocks uplifted directly from the mantle. These mantle rocks make up one of the largest serpentine rock outcrops in the nation.