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Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
At Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve visitors can explore cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and other volcanic features. The reserve is part of the Snake River Plain volcanic terrain of Southern Idaho, and the region?s most recent volcanic activity was only 2,000 years ago. Lava deposits in some locations are over 10,000 feet deep, testament to the immense role volcanic activity has had in the local geology. Craters of the Moon is run by the National Park Service, and offers a variety of educational programs for all ages as well as interpretive programs and a visitor center. Resource Chests available by mail or from area locations contain materials to help prepare pre-and post-trip lessons about the monument. These chests contain a Craters of the Moon video tape, other related videos, slide sets with scripts, maps, teachers' curriculum guides, rock specimens, and a number of other references and pamphlets. Available for download from the website are a photo glossary of volcanic terms and other geoscience educational materials, curriculum guides and resources for teachers, and information on the Jr. Ranger Program.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Ecology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: IEN-000-000-000-077
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve