Fostering the Next Generation of Conservationists!
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.
The Friends organization has enabled thousands of youth and their educators to establish a personal connection with their Virgin Islands National Park. 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 email@example.com or (340) 779-4940.
Trips To The Park
The Virgin Islands National Park is a wonderful natural classroom. Options for your class to explore and learn in the park include beach talks about sea turtles, visits to the Annaberg sugar plantation, bird walks, nature and plant walks, and hiking Leinster Bay freedom trail.
Invite the park sea turtle protection team to share their knowledge about all things turtle with your students. Other possible classroom visits include archeology, life of a park ranger, native plants, coral reef protection, and moko jumbie heritage and other cultural subjects.
Online Resources & Lesson Content
Explore the resources on our website for lessons planning ideas and teaching resources about sea turtles, archeology, and cultural heritage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (340) 779-4940.
Yes! I would like to get my School Kids in the Park! Schedule your classroom’s field trip or classroom visit with Friends SKIP Program Coordinator, Taylor White at email@example.com or (340) 779-4940.