Field Trips

Bring your class to the parks!

Ranger-led education programs in the parks are offered by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Explore the history and geology in the foothills at Hospital Rock, or forest ecology among the Giant Sequoias in the Grant Grove area. These curriculum-based programs involve hands-on investigations and are taught collaboratively by rangers and classroom teachers.

Sign up with the two page In-Parks Request Form.
(You can also download page 1 and page 2 of the request form here.)

Plan Your Own Field Trip: If you have planned your own curriculum for a field trip into the parks, you may apply for the Academic Fee Waiver.

Spread the word!

Download our In-Parks Program Flyer to share these learning opportunities with your community.


Every Kid in a Park Grants

Transportation grants are available for 4th grade class field trips to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for education and recreation. To apply, fill out and submit the grant application form.

For any questions, call the education program at (559) 565-4211 or email us.

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  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    A Giant's Life

    A sprouting Giant Sequoia tree

    Gaze upon the enormity and grandeur of a Giant Sequoia and ask yourself, How does such an enormous living thing grow from soil less than eight feet deep? Discover the magic of photosynthesis, explore the life cycle of the giant sequoias, and experience hiking among the largest trees in the world.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Layers in Time

    Native American baskets from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were once home to over 3,000 Monache American Indians.  Visit the ancient home of the Monache at Hospital Rock; explore their rock art, their cooking areas, and more.  Participate in a mock archaeological dig on a pre-trip classroom program!  Uncover the rich cultural history of the Kaweah River region.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Life in the Balance

    A bird feeds her young

    How do squirrels help Giant Sequoias grow?  Do fires hurt or help trees?  How does a snowflake at the top of a mountain provide water to oranges in the valley below?  Explore the community of living and nonliving things in a Giant Sequoia grove and learn what part you play in the forest ecosystem.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Mountains Alive

    Mountains Alive

    The Sierra Nevada is one of the fastest-growing mountain ranges on our planet today.  Experience these mountains in motion through direct investigation, model simulation, and kinesthetic activities.  Explore the composition of the earth, the theory of plate tectonics, the formation of the Sierra Nevada, the rock cycle, and rock types.

    Type:
    Field Trips
  • Students examine macroinvertebrates in a stream.

    Bring your high school class to the parks to take part in community service projects with an educational focus. Example projects that may be possible depending on the season include phenological monitoring of the Sierra Newt, measuring of Giant Sequoias, and eliminating micro-trash from the parks.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade

Last updated: February 14, 2017

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Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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