Lava Beds: An Above and Below Ground Classroom

Let Lava Beds become your outdoor classroom! During a field trip to Lava Beds, students can explore lava tube caves, walk in the footsteps of Modoc warriors and US Army soldiers, ponder the meaning of ancient rock art and encounter a wide variety of plants and wildlife.

Teacher - Ranger - Teacher

Help Lava Beds grow its education program by being a TRT for the summer of 2020. Applications are due May 25, 2020!

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Plan Your Field Trip

Everything you need to plan a field trip your students will never forget!

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Inside of Mushpot Cave

Ranger Led Education Programs

School groups can enhance their visit to Lava Beds by requesting a ranger led education program, that focues on cultural or natural history.

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Ranger leading a tour through Captian Jack's Stronghold

Traveling Trunks

Bring Lava Beds to your classroom through the loan of our traveling trunks. Trunk topics include cultural history, caves, geology, bats & Birds.

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Students working on trunk activities in their classroom

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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Tulelake , CA 96134


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