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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?

Gecko searching for insects.

One of the smallest lizards on St. John is the Dwarf Gecko. This tiny, inch-long reptile is native to the island, while many of the other geckos arrived on sailing ships in the 17th century. Dwarf Geckos feed on insects in the forest during the day, while most other geckos are nocturnal feeders.