Boiled down to its purest essence, the National Park Service's Parks as Classrooms program is all about helping children understand their world. It is a concerted nationwide initiative to utilize the wonderful resources of the parks for teaching and learning purposes—in the process, education becomes active, experiential and fun.Currculum-based materials were developed in 1996 and are tied to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Did You Know?
Tornillo Creek drains the eastern portion of Big Bend National Park. The usually dry creek bed is named for the screwbean (tornillo) mesquite. For brief periods after summer thunderstorms, this desert stream roars. Tornillo Creek joins the Rio Grande at Hot Springs. More...