For Teachers

A teacher wearing a helmet and headlamp writes in a record book inside a cave passage.
During Project Underground Workshops, teachers learn how to map and survey new cave passages. They also work as a team to record their exploration trip inside the Jewel Cave Historic Entrance.

NPS Photo / Dan Austin

Classroom Visits and On-Site Field Trip Opportunities for 2022

Monument staff are currently available to offer classrooms visits, and in-park field trips are available. Academic Fee Waivers are available for those who meet the requirements. For more information contact our Chief of Interpretation, Aimee Murillo, at (605) 673-8330.

Workshops and Professional Development

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: October 3, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

11149 U.S. Hwy. 16
Building B12

Custer , SD 57730


605 673-8300
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.

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