Discover an amazing outdoor classroom at Colorado's
'beach in the mountains'!

National parks preserve our most treasured natural places and provide us with amazing outdoor classrooms. The environmental education program at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has been educating and inspiring students for years.

Group of students standing barefoot in Medano Creek
Las Animas School Visit to Great Sand Dunes

NPS Photo


Education Opportunities

  • Ranger standing on head with children

    Field Trips

    Learn more about animals, history, and geology of Great Sand Dunes with a ranger

  • Students searching in the sand for insects

    Curriculum Materials

    Teachers can browse education materials to fit the needs of their classroom.

  • Ranger holding elk antler with snow covered mountains and dunes in the background

    Distance Learning

    Bring Great Sand Dunes to your classroom with the help of our virtual rangers


Last updated: July 25, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca , CO 81146


719 378-6395
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center main number

Contact Us

Stay Connected