National Park Experience
Experience National Parks
Tour National Parks As A Class
With over 2 million acres of pristine Bahamian land and sea protected, the Bahamas National Trust encourages schools to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge to be experienced within them.
The National Park Experience program offers school groups an exploration and activity specially tailored for each grade level. These activities are designed to complement aspects of the national science curriculum established by the Ministry of Education. All National Park Experiences include a brief introduction to the Bahamas National Trust’s missions, goals and successes and a tour of the park where the activity is held.
Bringing their classroom lessons to life, this program educates and inspires students by reinforcing science and social studies content from the classroom to the outdoors.
Bookings for educational tours can be arranged either by email or by telephone with the Education Department of the Bahamas National Trust. To ensure that you can get the date and time that you want we do ask that you book at least 2 weeks in advance. Please ensure that you submit the following for speedy processing:
- School Name
- Grade Level/Age Range
- Proposed Date(s)
- Topic of Interest
- National Park of your choice
All educational tours are $2.00 per child on the tour. Teachers/Chaperones go free.
Times and Days
Normal operational times are from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Tours can be arranged easily during those times. However, exceptions can be made under special circumstances.
What to consider before the trip
Do bear in mind some sites do not have concessions or restroom facilities. Do ask about the facilities available for specific tours so that your tour group will be prepared ahead of time.
Teachers and students should be dressed appropriately for an outdoor field trip. Normal sports uniforms, jeans, shorts and tennis are considered appropriate. Any tours that involve swimming will also require bathing suits already worn under clothing. Towels, sunscreen, water shoes and sun glasses are also encouraged.