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
  • Astronomy & Culture - This program weaves earth science and social studies together as we explore how Devils Tower is connected to the night sky
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.

Last updated: September 26, 2018

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