Classroom Visits and On-Site Field Trip Opportunities for 2023
Monument staff are currently available to offer classrooms visits, virtual programming, and in-park field trips. Academic Fee Waivers are available for those who meet the requirements. For more information contact our Lead Park Ranger at (605) 673-8338 or email-us.
Curriculum-Based Lesson Plans and Activities
Are you an educator seeking some activities to supplement your field trip to Jewel Cave or classroom lessons? Check these lesson plans and activities out:
During even-numbered years, Jewel Cave National Monument offers educational training for teachers, educators, naturalists, home school leaders, and other interested academic professionals. The workshops relate to national curriculum that provides hands-on activities and lesson plans for use in the classroom. The training also encourages participants to use their new experiences in the field by visiting the monument or other public land sites with students. Past workshops have included Project Underground, Project WILD, and Project Aquatic WILD.
Last updated: September 28, 2023
11149 U.S. Hwy. 16
The main phone line connects visitors with staff at the visitor center. Throughout the year, the phone line is monitored by staff on a daily basis, excluding holidays and days with limited visitor services. Please be advised that after-hours messages are not taken on the system; visitors are encouraged to call the visitor center during normal operations and speak with a park ranger for assistance.