For Teachers

Stdents getting off of a bus outside the Rock Creek Park Nature Center

Plan a field trip

You can see live animals, perform field studies, see a historic mill or visit a home from colonial America, or a civil war fort.

Jeanne, the miller, teaches students how the mill works

History, culture, and technology

Students learn about the foods they eat, life in rural 1800s Washington, D.C., and the role mills played in the industrial revolution

Students conducting experiments in Rock Creek

Environmental Education

Students can touch live animals, learn about habitats, study and conduct real field experiments where life happens in Rock Creek Park!

View of solar system with planets to size scale.

Planetarium Education

View of solar system with planets to size scale.

The Urban Wildlife Kit spread out on a picnic table

In the classroom

Perhaps one of our traveling trunks can help you in class, or maybe you would like one of our staff to assist with classroom activities.

lesson plans fanned out over a poster of "Rock Cree Park" with a stuffed turtle looking on.

Curriculum materials

Review our park's education lessons and use some of our activities to bring your in-class lessons and park visit together


Last updated: April 25, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


202 895-6000
Rock Creek Park's main phone line.

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