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Educational Fee Waivers

Educational waivers will be provided in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36: if the request is from "organized tours or outings conducted for educational or scientific purposes related to the resources of the area visited by bona fide institutions established for these purposes. Applicants for waiver of fees on this basis will be required to provide documentation of their official recognition as educational or scientific institutions by Federal, State, or local government bodies and will also be required to provide a statement as to the purpose of the visit proposed. The use of any recreation facilities for which a fee waiver is requested must relate directly to scientific or educational purposes of the visit and may not be primarily for recreational purposes."

Colleges/Universities: Will need to include a copy of their course syllubus with the fee waiver in order to recieve approval.

Elementary/Middle/High Schools: Will need to send a cover letter with the official school letterhead or tax exemption. School groups are recommended to participate in the "I Lava Volcanoes Curriculum-Based Program." This is a fun and interactive program that uses experiments to simulate volcanic eruptions.

Service Organizations do not qualify for a fee waiver.

Applications for fee waivers must be submitted in writing. The application can be requested by phone at 575-278-2201 x 232, e-mail, or by writing to the Interpretation Staff:

Capulin Volcano National Monument
P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, New Mexico 88418

Fee Waiver Application

Dates are reserved on a first come, first served basis. The park staff require that all fee waivers be submitted no later than 3 weeks before intended visit.
Ranger Lynn is leading a program for a school. She is about to simulate a volcanic eruption using Diet Coke and Mentos.
School children on a field trip are participating in a Ranger led curriculum based education program. Ranger Lynn is preparing to simulate a volcanic eruption using diet coke and mentos.

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Last updated: February 22, 2017

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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