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.
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    Plan Your Field Trip

    Are you a educator? Learn how to plan your field trip to Lava Beds!

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    Ranger Led Education Programs

    Have your School group learn from a ranger with one of these Ranger guided Education Programs.

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    Traveling Trunks

    Want to bring Lava Beds to your class room? Check out these materials & lessons that can be sent to you.

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    4th Grade Pass

    Learn more about the Every Kid Outdoors program and how to obtain your free National Park Pass if you are a 4th grader!

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    Nature & Science

    Learn more about what makes Lava Beds special! Find out about the geology, research and species in the park.

  • A ranger holding up a book in a classroom.
    Education Portal

    See other educational materials from National Park sites from across the country.

  • A ranger holding up a display of a bat skeleton to a group of children.
    Guest Speakers

    Want a Ranger to come to your classroom to give a program? Learn about how to have a park ranger come to your classroom.

  • A School Bus at a trail head surrounded by trees and shrubs
    Academic Fee Waivers

    Learn how to have park entry fee's waived for academic institutions.

  • A volunteer giving a program outside next to a building.

    Volunteering is a great way to get first hand experience! Check out current ways you can volunteer.

Last updated: December 13, 2023

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