School Kids in the Park

School Kids In The Park (SKIP) encourages educators to utilize the Park as a “living classroom”, facilitates visits to the Park, and works to remove barriers that may limit students' participation by covering transportation costs and more.

Following best practices in STEM education, SKIP is structured to offer grade-specific interactive learning experiences that build cognitive development, critical thinking, math and science skills. The program aims to create empathy for plant and animal life and promote environmental stewardship and community engagement.

Schedule your classroom’s field trip or classroom visit with Friends SKIP Program Coordinator, Taylor White at or (203) 530-4392.

Fostering the Next Generation of Conservationists!

SKIP turtles

Trips To The Park

The Virgin Islands National Park is a wonderful natural classroom. We invite you to bring your class on a trip to explore and learn in the park. Options include beach talks about sea turtles, visits to the Annaberg sugar plantation, bird walks, nature and plant walks, and hiking Leinster Bay freedom trail.

Classroom visit SKIP

Classroom Visits

Invite the park sea turtle protection team to share their knowledge about all things turtle with your students. Other possible classroom visits include mangrove ecosystems and more.


Online Resources & Lesson Content

Explore the resources on our website for lessons planning ideas and teaching resources about sea turtles, marine life, and cultural heritage. 


Financial Assistance

Ask about financial assistance to cover transportation costs including taxis and ferries as well as the cost of teaching tools for STEM and conservation related lessons held in the Park or in your classroom. Friends SKIP Program Coordinator, Taylor White at or (203) 530-4392.