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There are two programs available for virtual learning:

1) No Dinosaurs Here, Only Mammals! 

Join an Education Ranger as they introduce students to several species of mammals that once roamed the Nebraska plains during the Miocene epoch some 26-15 Million Years ago. Learn about how climate change, geology and other environmental factors contributed to the evolution and extinction of these species. And some other fun facts as well! 

 2) Agate Fossil Beds Native American Collection

Join our Education Rangers as we take a tour of the James Cook Collection of Native American artifacts, we will look inside “A window onto Lakota life” here on the Great Plains. We will also explore how the Bison was sacred to the Lakota and we will learn how the animal played an integral part of their daily lives. And talk about the friendship formed between Chief Red Cloud and a local rancher named James Cook.

  • 3rd-5th Grade

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: Nebraska State Standards in Earth Science and Social Studies    


Badlands National Park offers programs in ecology, geology and paleontology.
Education programs at Badlands National Park can be conducted in-person or virtually and are aligned with state and national social studies and/or science standards. All programs can be modified to meet your desired outcomes and/or specific age groups.

Badlands also offers field trips, classroom programming, and curriculum.

All programs are FREE

K-High School

All programs are aligned with state and national social studies and science standards. 

The Mammoth Site offers a variety of hands-on programming for k-12 in paleontological and biological science concepts including field trips to the site, classroom programming, virtual programs, camps, and educational kits. 

They are happy to work with educators to develop or adapt programming to better engage students
Field trip costs vary: $2.31-$4.50

K-High School

All programming is based on South Dakota and Next Generation Science Standards 


Minuteman Missile National Historic Site offers various education resources and programs about Cold War and nuclear detterence. They offer virtual tours of the missile control facility, video session tours for distance learning, and ranger-lead programs at the visitor center and missile site.          All programs are FREE 

  • 3rd-5th

  • Middle

  • High

  • College

C3 Framework Standards and Common Core Standards in social studies and histor

Wind Cave's program is a 2021-2022 Pinnacle Award winner from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.

Come explore Wind Cave National Park virtually! Rangers offer a variety of programs about both the surface and subsurface. Explore the world's most complex maze-cave or one of the last intact mixed-grass prairie ecosystems. These programs can be applied to all ages or used as a unique virtual experience.

We connect with educators over 4 platforms: Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom. These platforms can be used even as you teach your students remotely and a variety of others could work too. Our rangers can help walk you through it!

All programs are FREE                          Wind Cave also offers field trips and classroom programming

These program can be adapted for all ages Pre-k to adult learners