• Trunk Bay Beach, considered one of the 10 best beaches in the world is home to the underwater trail.

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Plan A Field Trip

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We would love to welcome you and your students for a school field trip on the island of St. John within Virgin Islands National Park! An experience in the Park leads to better understanding of science and history concepts studied in the classroom. We can tailor a field trip to meet education standards and benchmarks.

 
This picture is a closeup of children's hands, one of which is holding a small tree snail.

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Students who learn about the world around them during a visit to a National Park become careful stewards of our environment. They learn to appreciate and care for all living things, including small tree snails!

 
a picture of enthusiastic elementary-school-aged children on a Ranger-lead school field trip

Because of support from Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, we can help with some of the school’s field trip transportation costs. If you’d like to arrange a field trip, here’s what you need to know --

 

Did You Know?

Leatherback turtle nesting at Trunk Bay beach.

World famous Trunk Bay beach got its name from the Leatherback turtle which once nested there in abundance. The Danes claimed the turtle resembled a large leather trunk.