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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For Educators

Learn more about Lava beds and how it can serve as a classroom for students.

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Professional Development

Are you an educator looking to sharpen your skills or gain new knowledge? Check out these great opportunities for Professional Development.

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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.

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    Education Portal

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

Last updated: June 11, 2022

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