We have concluded field trips for the 2021-2022 school year. We will resume field trip offerings in Fall 2022-Spring 2023. Please contact the education program staff if you have questions.
Most of the field trip programs were developed to meet life science and earth science standards for upper elementary and middle school classes. These programs may be adapted to meet the needs of other grade levels. When requesting a field trip, please make a note and the Education Program Coordinator will discuss options with you.
Extreme Living at Death Valley
Mesquite Flats Dunes and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Dynamic Death Valley
Golden Canyon and Badwater Basin
Wandering Waters and Dry Deserts
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and Badwater Basin
Shifting Sands: Destructive Forces in Death Valley
Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes and Golden Canyon
Request a Field TripThe field trip season is from early November to late March. Please contact the education program manager to submit a request.
In your request, please include:
For schools with restricted travel budgets, there are transportation grants available thanks to grant support and donations to the Death Valley Natural History Association and Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. The grants are available to schools who are participating in a Death Valley ranger guided field trip. Elementary and middle school classes will receive priority for this funding. There is growing interest in Death Valley field trips, which may result in classes receiving a partial grant.
The Education Coordinator will provide the group with the application once a ranger guided field trip is confirmed.
Every Kid Outdoors Program
Did you know that the National Park Service has a special program for fourth graders, granting free access to Park Service sites for students and their families? More information on this national initiative can be found on the Every Kid Outdoors website.
Unable to bring your class to the park? Park rangers may be available to visit your classroom and introduce students to Death Valley National Park. Classroom visits are typically limited to schools within a two hour driving radius from the Furnace Creek Visitor Center.
Last updated: April 5, 2022