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Park Outreach Programs

Through our "Ranger in the Classroom" (RIC) outreach programs, Devils Tower National Monument can bring the park to you! Schools within 100 miles traveling distance from the park can have a ranger to visit their classroom and deliver a program about park resources.

Outreach programs are typically 45 minutes long, but can be adjusted to fit your class schedule. Our education staff can deliver a presentation on one of the following topics:

  • Legends of the Tower - We look at some of the American Indian stories about the creation of the Tower, and discuss the cultural significance of stories and storytelling
  • Geology of Devils Tower - A "rocking" presentation about the scientific perspective on the formation of Devils Tower; rock samples provided!
  • Ecology of the Black Hills - We investigate the different habitats and organisms found at Devils Tower and in the greater Black Hills region
  • Seasonal Program - At different times of the year, the park offers a special outreach program themed to a specific park resource; see below for more information
You may also download our outreach program listing, which contains topic suggestions for various grade levels. Program topics are generalized; we offer curriculum-based material, and will adjust the presentation based on your students' age, learning styles, and your specific teaching objectives.

To request an outreach program, please submit the RIC Program Request Form online. Park staff will contact you to confirm your program date and discuss your teaching objectives.


Seasonal Outreach Program

Through December 2016, Devils Tower National Monument is pleased to offer an astronomy-based education program. We explore things such as objects in the solar system, seasonal variations, and the cultural significance of our night skies. If you would like to expose your students to the scientific and/or cultural importance of our skies, use the link above to request an RIC program. Under the "Curriculum Focus" question, select "Seasonal Program."

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714


(307) 467-5283 x635
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