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For Teachers

The National Park Service offers many educational opportunities for students to experience the natural and cultural history of Buffalo National River. Park Rangers provide a variety park interpretative programs, and they are available to visit local classrooms and deliver presentations about the river, its inhabitants, and the National Park Service.

If you would like a ranger to come to your classroom or assist you with a field trip that is not part of the Day by the Buffalo curriculum, please call the area you would like to visit.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center, Middle District 870-439-2502
Buffalo Point Contact Station, Lower District 870-449-4311

Curriculum-based Education Program

Wouldn't it be great if you could incorporate lessons from the classroom into a real world, hands-on experience? You can! Buffalo National River has a curriculum-based program aligned with the Arkansas Standards called A Day By the Buffalo.

A Day By the Buffalo educational program at Buffalo National River is changing. In the past, field trips have been concentrated in the spring after Benchmark testing is complete. Current and anticipated future staffing levels will prevent us from continuing this pattern. We encourage you to review your curriculum schedules and include A Day by the Buffalo programming in the fall and winter when you are teaching the appropriate concepts.

Reservations for Day by the Buffalo programs are accepted all year. Information and forms are sent to principals and teachers as a reminder. Reservation forms may be downloaded, completed and mailed, faxed or emailed. All reservations are first come first served.

thoughts written by student after spending A Day by the Buffalo
Students discover many interesting and valuable ideas during A Day by the Buffalo.

Did You Know?

Floater below Painted Bluff on the Buffalo National River

With 22 river access points over its nearly 100 miles of navigable waters, the Buffalo National River offers floating opportunities suitable for paddlers of all levels of experience. More...