Education

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is in the process of developing new programs for both primary and secondary grades to ensure that our education materials are inclusive and meet both curriculum standards and the goals of the park. We are looking for educators to help develop, review, and participate in these curriculum based education programs.

Contact a park ranger at 509-522-6360 or by e-mail for more information.

The goals of the Whitman Mission NHS Education Program are to:

  • Provide opportunities for the students to form emotional and intellectual connections with park resources and values
  • Introduce students to the National Park Service mission and significances of Whitman Mission.
  • Provide curriculum-based, outdoor education experiences that are age appropriate and supplement classroom learning objectives
  • Introduce students to the value of protecting cultural and natural resources for current and future generations and to encourage actions we can all take to be good stewards of this special place.

Want to take a field trip to Whitman Mission?

We love field trips! For spring of 2021, please call us in advance to find out what facilities are open and if a ranger is able to welcome your group. Whitman Mission usually sees around 5,000 students a year, so we ask that you contact us to make a reservation before bringing your class to the site. Depending on staff availability, Whitman Mission NHS is also happy to send a ranger to you! Distance learning opportunities may also be available.

Teachers looking to schedule a field trip, class visit, or distance learning experience can call 509-522-6360 or send us an email to see what is currently being offered and make a reservation.

 
 

Resources for Your Classroom:

 
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"A Prophecy Fulfilled"

You can watch our 25-minute park film anytime on our website! We suggest previewing the film prior to sharing it with students.

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Primarily Me

Learn about primary sources through these activities related to Whitman Mission National Historic Site!

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NPS Educators Portal

Find lesson plans from NPS sites across the country including Oregon National Historic Trail and Fort Vancouver!

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Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Explore the educational resources from the museum at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute at the Umatilla Indian Reservation!

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Trail Tribes

Introduce students to the history and culture of the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Peoples!

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Become a Junior Ranger

Become a Junior Ranger at Whitman Mission National Historic Site!

Last updated: March 5, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone:

(509) 522-6360

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