In-Park School Programs

Education programs in the park provide students with the opportunity to explore concepts taught in the classroom in a natural or historical setting.

There is no charge for the programs, but reservations are required and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Some programs are seasonally available due to the type of program and weather conditions.

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Ranger-Guided In-Park Programs

Students build structures on a sandy beach for an Ice Age floods model.
Landforms in the Sand in-park program.

NPS photo

Landforms in the Sand

Grade level: 3rd through 8th
Location options:

  • Spring Canyon near Grand Coulee, WA
  • Kettle Falls Swim Beach (Old Kettle Falls Picnic Area), Kettle Falls, WA

Discover the powerful effects of water and the amazing geologic forces that shaped the landscape in Eastern Washington. Students will explore how water shapes the land and the massive effect of the Ice Age floods by building a model in the sand on the beach.

Landforms in the Sand online request


Self-Guided Visits

***Please note that self guided visits on park grounds require advance registration to ensure we can accomodate your group size and preferred date, site, and time.***
Long red barn with several windows. Black roof and two chimneys. Ponderosa pine covered hillside behind the building.
Quartermaster's barn at Fort Spokane.

NPS/Jeff Axel

Fort Spokane Self-Guided

Self-guided field trips to Fort Spokane are a wonderful way for groups to discover the many facets of our local history. Although Fort visits are processed as self-guided, it is possible that a ranger may be available for you, but staffing is limited and seasonally available.

Advance registration of group Fort Spokane tours is required.

Fort Spokane self-guided visit request
Looking down on Lake Roosevelt in the distance with thick trees in foreground.
View of Lake Roosevelt

NPS/Dorea Martin

Other Self-Guided Visits

Are you a teacher interested bringing your students to the park to enhance your classroom curriculum? We would love to have you!

Advance registration is required for group visits to the park.

Other group visit request

Last updated: July 1, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam , WA 99116


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