Ranger with students on beach
A teachable moment after students find a ghost crab. Students participating in the NPS education programs learn about life and earth sciences through hands-on, experiencial learning opportunities.


Assateague Island National Seashore offers free, fun, standards-based activities and programs for all grade levels. From puppet shows to beach to bay walks, park educators employ a variety of teaching techniques to reach the varied learning styles and age levels. All of our education programs are free and we offer entrance fee waivers to bonafide academic institutions.

Ranger and students collecting organisms on the marine explorers program.
Plan a Field Trip to the Seashore!

We have plenty of resources to help you plan a fun, science-based program for your class.

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Teach Ocean Science!

Brush up on your ocean science content knowledge or find lesson plans to teach about the coastal ocean using these interactive modules

horse and snail puppet in front of ocean and forest puppet theater backdrop
Virtual Classroom Programs

Visit Assateague online and discover our virtual classroom programs including Assateague Puppet Theater Presents videos.

A 3D replica of a horse jaw
Lesson Plans

What do teeth reveal about a horses' diet and how do coins help date a site? Find out with our lesson plans!

Last updated: March 24, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811


410 641-1441

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