Field Trips

Organization

Programming Description 

Age Groups

State Education Standards


Contact Information

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument preserves and interprets the Agate Bone Bed of Miocene mammal fossils, the Daemonelix burrow trace fossils of the Paleocaster land beaver, and the impressive James H. Cook collection of Lakota artifacts gifted to him by Chief Red Cloud and other Lakota tribe members during their friendship.

Each of these resources are an amazing opportunity for your students to connect a tangible resource to the standards-based curriculum. They offer in-person field trips and virtual learning options.                                    All programs are FREE


  • K-5th 

  • Middle

  • High 

Nebraska State Standards in Earth Science and Social Studies    


308-436-9760

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives is one the oldest operating hatcheries in the U.S. The D.C. Booth Society offers tours of their historic buildings and grounds and covers topics in American fisheries culture and history and current fisheries management. 


All programs are FREE. They love giving tours to school groups and visitors!

  • Pre-K

  • K-2nd 

  • 3rd-5th 

  • Middle 

605-642-7730 ext 221


2021-2022 programming has been targeted for 4th-grade students, but they offer earth science programming for all elementary school grades and middle school. The 4th grade Rock Cycle in-classroom program coincides with a park field trip. Field trips in 2022 will start in February. 


All programs are FREE

  • K-2nd 

  • 3rd-5th 

  • Middle

4th Grade: Earth Science

Three Nebraska social studies curriculum-based lessons are available for field trips.

    Kindergarten: Symbols of the U.S.

    3rd Grade: The Culture of Scotts Bluff 

    4th Grade: The Oregon Trail Adventure

    Game                                                       All programs are FREE

    • K

    • 3rd-4th 

    Social Studies 

      Wind Cave offers field trips, classroom programming, curriculum, and distance learning programming for preschool-age children to middle school grades. Distance programming can be adapted for all ages including adults.

      Their programming covers earth science, life science, and social studies standards. Field trip options can include cave tours or prairie/forest exploration. 


      All programs are FREE

      • Pre-K

      • K-5th 

      • Middle



      605-745-1132