• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Pre-Visit Materials

The National Park Service has a strong tradition of education and we are proud to promote parks as classrooms. To assist local educators with their curriculum, we have designed pre-visit lessons which will help students discover what caves are, how speleothems form, what might live in a cave, and what Wind Cave is like.

The park's Connections program introduces specific ecological concepts. Using pre- and post-visit activities teachers can help introduce the concept so the students are prepared for their visit. The webpages below provide pre- and post-visit activities for your field trip:

First grade Similarities and Differences

Second grade Homes and Habitat

Third grade Adaptation in Nature

Fourth grade Order in Nature

Fifth grade Continuity and Change

Sixth grade Interaction and Interdependence

Seventh/Eighth Limiting Factors

High School Water in the Environment

Did You Know?

boxwork

Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world and has an amazing amount of a rare cave formation called boxwork. More...