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Help Your Students Discover the Past

BLM public lands are America's largest classroom. Take students on a journey into the past by planning a field trip to an interpreted archaeological, historic, or fossil site. Check our Ready, Set, Explore! pages for maps of BLM-interpreted sites. The following list provides information about sites that offer regular educational programs or special events, many of which can be customized to meet your curriculum needs.

Anasazi Heritage Center Resources for Educators                                        
Museum programs 
Information on planning a school group visit to Colorado's Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, CO.

Desert Discovery Center
Education Center Homepage
Describes education center in Barstow, CA, that offers formal and informal programs on natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Mojave Desert.

Hands on the Land - Fish Slough
Interactive website
Profile of Fish Slough, a BLM Hands on the Land site near Bishop, California .

Hands on the Land - National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Interactive website
Profile of the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, a BLM Hands on the Land site in Casper, WY

Hands on the Land - San Joaquin River Gorge
Interactive website
Profile of San Joaquin River Gorge, a BLM Hands on the Land site in Auberry, CA

Hands on the Land - Sand Canyon
Interactive website
Profile of Sand Canyon Environmental Education Program, a BLM Hands on the Land site in California . For more information, contact BLM field office, Ridgecrest , CA.

Hands on the Land - Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Interactive website
Profile of Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, a BLM Hands on the Land site in Fort Benton, MT

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Interpretive center website
Interpretive center on the history and culture of the Oregon Trail located in Baker City , Oregon . Includes sections for kids and teachers, with information on field trips and downloadable Education Resource Guide.

Pompey's Pillar National Monument
state page
Web page for National Monument in Montana .

Yaquina Head Environmental Education
State Web page
Information about self-guided and ranger-led education programs offered at this "Outstanding Natural Area" on the coast of Oregon ; includes link to teacher's guide