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    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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    Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT

Plan A Field Trip


Fee Waiver Instructions
Teacher's Guides:
Self-Led Field Trip (small file - 3 MB)
Self-Led Field Trip (large file - 38 MB)
Ranger-Guided Program (6 MB)

Lead your own field trip!
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open year-round, and bringing your class to the park has never been easier! Our teacher's guide for self-led field trips (large or small download) details the planning and preparation needed for a successful educational experience in the park. By leading your own field trip, you are able to cater to your specific education needs, as well as make your own schedule when visiting the park. Browse our curriculum materials and other sections of the park website for lesson plans and teaching information you can utilize before, during, and after your visit.

Attend a Ranger-guided Program!
Teachers may also request a ranger-led field trip. The field trip is on-site and only offered in the park's South Unit (near Medora, ND). If you are interested in registering for this field trip program, please read the information below, and download our teacher's guide for the program.

Our curriculum-based, environmental education program takes a class into the prairie dog community of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, providing an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about these fascinating animals. Offered for 4th to 6th grade classes, there is a maximum of 50 students per group, and a required ratio of 1 adult chaperon per 10 students. Teachers are expected to prepare their students before visiting the park with basic information about prairie dogs, and conduct a pre-site activity to familiarize their class with what they will be learning in the park. Information and lesson ideas are included in the associated guide (PDF). The program is approximately 90 minutes, and correlates with state and national science curriculum standards.

To register for the field trip, please fill out this online form. Staffing is limited, and the park may not be able to fulfill all requests. Additionally, due to road or weather conditions, field trips may need to be cancelled or rescheduled. The program and park entrance are free (find our fee waiver here), but transportation must be provided by the school. After submitting a request, park staff will contact you to confirm your program date and discuss logistics. If you have any questions, please contact the park by phone (701-623-4466) or email.

Did You Know?


Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Cottonwood and Juniper Campgrounds are open year-round on a first-come first-served basis. More...