Sleeping Bear:
A Classroom in the Dunes

Big lakes, small lakes, towering dunes, lush forests and more are waiting at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for you and your students to explore. Find information and resources to help you plan your field trip and more as you use Sleeping Bear Dunes as your classroom.

  • Educational opportunities offered year-round

    Learn more about how to plan a ranger-led field trip, teacher-led field trips, distance learning programs, and more!

  • A grill looks through the viewfinder of a large orange telescope.
    Fall 2023 Night Sky Navigators

    4th and 5th grade teachers - bring your class out for a day of astronomy and night sky activities. Free and bus funding is available.

  • Ranger on a tv screen holds up a skull during a distance learning program
    Distance Learning Programs

    Sign up for a Virtual Distance Learning Program.

  • A blue saucer sled sits atop a snowy hill with bare trees in the background.
    Snow Report

    What are the cross-country ski conditions? Is there enough snow to sled on the dune climb?

  • Blue box labeled student guide with a drawing of a pencil
    Student Guide

    Videos for teachers and students.

  • Students sitting on a log in the woods.
    Be a teacher-ranger-teacher

    Ever dreamed of being a park ranger and working in some of the most beautiful places in the world? You can make your dream come true!

Last updated: June 30, 2023

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