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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

For Teachers

 

Education and Group Reservations

For educators wanting to visit Whitman Mission National Historic Site and have a ranger talk to your group, or have a ranger come to your classroom, you need to make reservations. Reservations are necessary to make with other information provided about our programs and guidelines. Go to the Plan a Field Trip page for more information. Contact Education Specialist Mike Dedman at 509-522-6360 x2062 or by e-mail to make reservations.

Become a Partner

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is in the process of developing new programs for both primary and secondary grades. We are looking for educators to help develop, review, and participate in these curriculum-based education programs.

For more information contact Education Specialist Mike Dedman at 509-522-6360 x2062 or by e-mail.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site has a curriculum-based education program that currently includes:

Pre-visit Classroom ranger-conducted education programs

In-park ranger-conducted education programs

Post-visit classroom ranger-conducted education programs

Resources Include:

Field Trip Guide

Whitman Mission Teachers Guide

Oregon Trail Teachers Guide

Resource Education Trunks for classroom use

Professional development opportunities for educators

Internship opportunities for college students

Contact Mike Dedman, Education Specialist, at 509-522-6360 x2062 or by e-mail for more information.

Did You Know?

picture of tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.