Pre-K through 12th Grade
Field trips enhance classroom learning and broaden the learning experience for students. They generate excitement and curiosity as well as encourage their imagination. It helps students make important connections between social and scientific disciplines so that subjects become more relevant to their own lives. Students not only learn more, they also come to appreciate the value of preserving their island's cultural, natural, and historical heritage. To help teachers and students experience their national park, educators (K-12) have three options.
Art can be one of the most effective ways of interpreting and conveying the values of the park to the public, and especially to new and nontraditional audiences. The Art in the Park program invites the community to be "immersed" in the park through imagining, experiencing, and creatively responding to the park's stories, places, and significant resources.
8-9 Year Olds, 3rd and 4th Graders
The River Ranger program specifically involves 3rd and 4th graders. Youth spend a Saturday morning with park rangers and biologists to explore a river located in their national park.
10-11 Year Olds, 5th and 6th Graders
This dynamic summer youth program introduces a fun, safe, and exciting way to explore the island's park and our environment. Kids gain knowledge to become stewards of our island's park and our environment. Learn more >
12-13 Year Olds, 7th and 8th Graders
Throughout the week, Junior Rangers (7th and 8th graders) learn unique stories from World War II that could happen "only on Guam," discover the diverse array of plants and animals we protect, and lend a hand in caring for the park. Learn more >
14-17 Year Olds, 9th Grade through 12th Grade
The first session of the academy gives young adults the chance to receive comprehensive training in leadership, mentorship, first aid, water safety, sea life identification, and coral reef monitoring. During the second session of the academy, participants will serve as youth mentors to the younger Reef Rangers.
K-12 educators are shown pedagogical methods and techniques in utilizing national park sites as resources for studying local and national history (events, the impact of people on events, technological change, and political and social trends) and geography (how locale, terrain, and climate affect events and lives, and how people shape the environment for their purposes). Learn more >