The National Park Service offers many educational opportunities for students to experience the natural and cultural history of Buffalo National River. Park Rangers provide a variety park interpretative programs, and they are available to visit local classrooms and deliver presentations about the river, its inhabitants, and the National Park Service.
If you would like a ranger to come to your classroom or assist you with a field trip that is not part of the Day by the Buffalo curriculum, please call the area you would like to visit.
Steel Creek Contact Station, Upper District 870-861-2570
Tyler Bend Visitor Center, Middle District 870-439-2502
Buffalo Point Contact Station, Lower District 870-449-4311
Curriculum-Based Education Program
Wouldn't it be great if you could incorporate lessons from the classroom into a real world, hands-on experience? You can! Buffalo National River has a curriculum-based program aligned with the Arkansas Standards called A Day By the Buffalo.
In the past, field trips have been concentrated in the spring after Benchmark testing is complete. Current and anticipated staffing levels prevent us from continuing this pattern. We encourage you to review your curriculum schedules and include A Day by the Buffalo programming throughout the school year whenever you are teaching the appropriate concepts.
Reservations for Day by the Buffalo programs are accepted all year. Information and forms are sent to principals and teachers as a reminder. Reservation forms may be downloaded, completed and mailed, faxed or emailed. All reservations are first come first served.