• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Parks as Classrooms

Field Trips

Wind Cave National Park is open all year and teachers can bring students for regularly scheduled cave tours any time. Teachers may request a program that supports a particular classroom objective for their special visit to the cave. Suggested pre-visit lesson plans for learning about caves are available on the park's website. Reservations may be made by calling the park at 605-745-4600.

Field Trips

Learn about the amazing world of caves and explore the sunlit world of the prairie and forests of the park. The park's Environmental Education program which combines both a cave and a prairie experience is offered in late April and early May only. Reservations may be made by calling 605-745-4600. Wind Cave National Park offers educational cave tours throughout the year.

Curriculum Materials

Wind Cave National Park's teacher's guide, Water in the Environment, leads teachers and students on a journey filled with activities that help students learn about the water cycle from the air to watersheds, to ground water and through cave and karst areas. The program will help students develop a broad understanding of the importance of our world's water.