Education for Schools

Nature education about Aruba’s natural surroundings is one of Parke Arikok’s most important pillars sustaining the parks mission and vision. The Park strives to create awareness amongst the local community, youth and island visitors. Awareness is created trough the development and provision of educational materials about the local flora, fauna, culture and conservation efforts. In the visitor center one can encounter our permanent exhibition of which Aruba’s endemic rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor) and whipped tailed blue lizard (Cnemidophorus arubensis) form part of. In addition, information panels about Aruba’s bats, birds, trees and history are found inside as well as outside the visitor center.

Do you have a general question? Please feel free to contact us at info@arubanationalpark.org or at 585-1234. Are you interested in our educational possibilities? Then take a look at School visits to the park, educational programs and internships .

Come and visit the park for an educational hike. Within Parke Arikok various interesting hiking trails are found such as: Cunucu Arikok, Shon Shoco and Miralamar. Are you a school teacher interested in visiting our Park? Please contact us at 585-1234 extension 238 or send an email to e.boekhoudt@arubanationalpark.org or to rangers@arubanationalpark.org

Please keep in mind that guided school visits have to be booked two weeks in advanced. You have the following choices:

School visit to the Park

Arikok National Park Aruba

Visit

  • Entrance per child is FREE  (teachers pay the daily entrance fee)
  • Tickets can be purchased directly at the visitors center (no reservation needed)

Visit with guide

  • The entrance to the park is FREE for children and teachers on an official school visit.
  • An educational tour of the park is provided by one of our Park rangers

Visit with guide and educational materials

  • The entrance to the park is FREE for children and teachers on an official school visit.
  • An educational tour of the park is provided by one of our Park rangers
  • Before or after your visit you can expand your lesson with our educational materials.

If you are interested in teaching in our park, please contact us at 585-1234

Educational materials

There are various types of educational material available at our park. These materials are free yet some require a deposit of Afl 20,-. All educational material need to be ordered and picked up one week before your visit to the park and handed in 3 days after your visit.

Factsheets

Arikok National Park Aruba

Here you find information about Aruba’s flora and Fauna.

Fact sheets can be used for school presentations and school projects. For the list of fact sheets, please click here.

Lesson packages

Here you find a lesson package about the diverse properties of the flora found in Arikok and on Aruba. These lesson package is directly obtainable through our for website. The lesson package is intended for school children in the 4th grade of elementary school and can be adapted for grades 3 and 5.

The lesson package consists out of:

  • A teacher’s guide
  • A student lesson book
  • A PowerPoint Quiz
  • Additional material: Arikok Map, Cunucu Arikok Trial Map, herbarium tutorial, pictures, video.

Keep in mind

  • When booking a tour please inform that you are specifically visiting our Park to conduct the practical lesson related to the lesson package: ‘Onze veelzijdige medicianale planten’ and would like to request a special ranger for this.
  • Please read attached safety instructions with the lesson package

The lesson package is written in Dutch as required by the Aruban educational system.

Download Complete Lesson Packages

Educational Boxes (COMING SOON)

Arikok National Park Aruba

  • Are for teachers
  • Should be ordered one week prior to your visit at e.boekhoudt@arubanationalpark.org (please tell us which box you are interested in).
  • Need to be picked up 1 week prior to your visit to the park (a copy of your I.D is required)
  • Are intended for children ages 4-8 and 8-12 years
  • Need to handed in maximally 3 days after your visit
  • Are divided into the following subjects:
Animals Birds
Plants Rocks

Let the Ranger visit you

Arikok National Park ArubaIt is also possible to book an educational lecture at your school or institution. One of our Park rangers will provide your classroom or group with an informative lecture about Parke Arikok’s flora, fauna and culture. Live animal specimens are also available for these lectures. You can choose out of:

  • Live Boa ( Boa constrictor)
  • Live Cascabel (Crotalus unicolor)
  • Live Santanero  (Leptodeira annulata bakeri)

Keep in mind that permission from school or institutional authorities is required in order to bring live specimens. In addition informational lectures should be booked 2 weeks in advanced at e.boekhoudt@arubanationalpark.org or rangers@arubanationalpark.org

Internships

Are you interested in following an internship at our park? Please contact us at 585-1234 or at info@arubanationalpark.org

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