Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Badlands National Park
Description:Visits to ithe Badlands

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

The following are interactive video conference programs:
As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at http://goo.gl/GMpSvg

Subject(s):ScienceSocial Science
Grade Levels:KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Scheduled upon request by the teacher
Duration:40 minutes
Registration Info:To register for a Badlands National Park Service program, submit a reservation request form. The form must be completed and submitted at least 10 days before the requested program date. For questions about equipment, desktop applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts.

The following information will assist you in preparing your students for a visit.
Tech Requirements:The park's preferred method of connection is a direct dial to or through the National Park
Service bridge at Please schedule a test call prior to the scheduled presentation.
Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:National Park System
Description:Our Mission - The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year.

Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need and welcome your help and support.
Contact:Park Ranger
Phone Number:605-433-5361