Ranger in the Classroom

Park Outreach Programs

Through our "Ranger in the Classroom" (RIC) outreach programs, Devils Tower National Monument can bring the park to you! Outreach programs are typically 45 minutes long, but can be adjusted to fit your class schedule. The ranger can deliver multiple presentations to different classes in one day. Our education staff can deliver a presentation on one of the following topics:

  • Indigenous People of the Tower - Using American Indian narratives about the Tower, we examine the many tribes who are connected with this place
  • 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
To find grade-specific information about RIC programs, go to the curriculum materials page and type "guest speaker" into the keyword search box. 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. Note that RIC programs are only available to schools within 100 miles traveling distance from the park. We encourage schools outside of our radius to register for a Distance Learning program.


Special Outreach Program

Devils Tower National Monument is offering an astronomy-based education program during the 2017/2018 school year. This program will explore several well-known stars and constellations in the context of Lakota astronomy. We will explore Lakota histories and star knowledge linked to the Tower site. It will also examine star properties in the context of Earth science curriculum.

To request this program, select "Other" under Curriculum Focus and type "Astronomy" into the field.

Last updated: January 16, 2018

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