Field Trips

Every Kid In a Park - Exploring Public Lands and Waters

Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
Common Core Standards:
4.L.1, 4.L.2, 4.L.3, 4.L.4, 4.L.6, 4.RF.3, 4.RF.4, 4.RI.4, 4.RI.9, 4.RL.1, 4.SL.2, 4.W.2, 4.W.4, 4.W.9

Every Kid in a Park: 4th Grade

30 minutes in the park (45-60 min pre-visit lesson)

This program is intended as a supplement to the Every Kid in a Park lessons found on Students meet a ranger in the park for a 30 minute question and answer session. This program can be conducted at any overlook or trail in the park. 4th grade passes are issued to the class at the end of the program.

Programs are available between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

To request this program, please contact the education program coordinator at least three weeks before your visit. 

Phone: (928) 524-6228 ext.276

Educational Fee Waivers
School groups, including home schools, may apply for an educational fee waiver several weeks before a visit. Without an approved application, school groups will be considered a noncommercial group and charged entrance fees accordingly.

Travel Grants 
Each year, Petrified Forest National Park offers funding to help schools cover transportation costs to the park for educational field trips. Travel grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. School groups unable to visit the park without financial assistance are encouraged to apply, however, any school group is eligible to apply and can send in an application at any time.



This lesson is the Petrified Forest specific activity that goes with the Exploring Federal Lands and Waters lesson.

Download Every Kid in a Park Petrified Forest Pre-visit Activity

This is the core pre-visit lesson for this field trip.

Download Exploring Public Lands and Waters

Download Educational Fee Waiver Request Form

Download Travel Grant Application

Last updated: August 16, 2021