Zion National Park offers many opportunities for you and your students to explore beneath soaring sandstone cliffs, learn about diverse plant and animal communities, and discover a fascinating human history. Use the resources below to plan a successful educational experience, whether you bring your class to Zion, or want to bring Zion into your classroom.
Institutes & Field Schools
Zion Canyon Field Institute provides dozens of hands-on one to three day programs each year, as the educational arm of the Zion National Park Forever Project (ZNPFP). A non-profit organization established in 1929, ZNPFP supports education, research, publication, and programs for the benefit of Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument. A schedule of events and experiences is available online from ZNPFP.
Every Kid in a Park
The Every Kid in a Park initiative is aimed at providing an opportunity for each fourth grade student across the country to experience federal lands and water in person. Students logon onto the Every Kid in a Park website to complete an on-line activity and earn a voucher that can be exchanged for a plastic pass at park entrance stations. The Every Kid in a Park Pass gives students free access to public lands during their fourth-grade school year and up through August 31.
Supporting Future Learning
Support and funding for education and youth programs in Zion National Park is provided by the Zion National Park Forever Project.
Have more questions? Contact the Zion Education Department by e-mail or call the park at (435) 772-3256.
Last updated: August 7, 2019