Teacher Corner

Kids in Zion
Kids love exploring Zion National Park

Educational Opportunities
•Zion National Park features stunning scenery, sandstone cliffs among the highest in the world, diverse plant and animal communities, and Ancestral Puebloan, Paiute, and Mormon pioneer history. It’s a wonderful outdoor classroom for school groups. The following material should help you plan a successful educational experience whether you bring your class to Zion, or want to bring Zion into your classroom.

Background Information
•Check out some of the links below for information on the park's cultural and natural history.

Teachers helping Kids helping the Park and Planet

Human History
Reptiles & Amphibians
Research and Resources
Leave No Trace

Planning Educational Field Trips
•If you plan to bring your class on a field trip to Zion National Park, please go to Educational Field Trips for planning information.
•To see if your group qualifies for a fee waiver or exemption, go to Academic Fee Waivers for information on how to apply.
•For information on hiking in the park, go to Self-Guided Hikes.

Outreach Programs For Elementary Schools
•Zion National Park offers an Educational Outreach Program for 3rd through 5th grade classes within a 50-mile radius of the park. The programs are offered during the school year.
For more information, click on the link below:
Zion Outreach Program

Last updated: February 24, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Staffed daily from 8 am - 4 pm. Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. If you are unable to reach someone by phone, please email us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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