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
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.