Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
The National Park Service (NPS) offers a curriculum-based program tied to GPS standards to educate students about early life in Georgia. NPS rangers will bring the culture and history from long ago into local area elementary schools with a brand new traveling trunk program. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will have the opportunity to explore a suitcase full of artifacts and participate in NPS ranger-guided activities pertaining to farm life, farming practices, and American Indian culture.
An in-class presentation with the traveling trunk will allow students an opportunity to visualize what life would have been like a century or more ago through information, artifacts, and representative material. The hands-on activities included in the trunk will directly address performance standards from a variety of disciplines. Social studies, Science, Math and Language Arts standards will be addressed. The activities are designed to be easily tailored to each grade level.
NPS rangers will visit classrooms with the trunk for the duration of one class period. Teachers will have the opportunity to choose a specific topic of focus with a related activity (farm life, farming practices and American Indians). Lesson plans for additional activities will be provided.
Georgia Performance Standards – dependent upon topic and activity
SSKH3, SSKE4, SS1E1, SS1E2, SS1E3, SS1E4, SS2H2, SS2E1, SS2E3, SS2E4, SS2G1, SS2MG1, SS2IP1, SS3E4, SS4E2, SS5E4
SKL1, SKL2, SKE2, S1L1, S1E1, S1CS5, S1CS7, S2E3, S2L1, S2CS2, S2CS6, S2CS7, S2P1, S3E1, S3L1, S3CS2, S3CS5, S4P3, S4CS2, S4CS5, S4CS8, S5CS2, S5CS5, S5CS2, S5CS5
English, Language Arts, and Reading
ELAKLSV1, ELA1LSV1, ELA1W1, ELA1W2, ELA2LSV1, ELA2W1, ELA3R3, ELA3R2, ELA4W1, ELA5W1
MKM1, MKG2, MKN1, M1M1, M1P3, M1P4, M1P5, M2M1, M2N1c, M2P3, M2P4, M2P5, M3M2, M3D1, M4D1, M4P3, M4P4, M4P5, M5D1, M5N2, M5N3, M5N4
If interested, or for more information, please contact Marjorie Thomas, Education Coordinator, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, at 678-538-1243 (e-mail: e-mail us) This program is offered to schools within a traveling distance of 30 miles from park headquarters, located in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Did You Know?
Over 50 orchid species are found in Georgia, including several lady slippers. Their flowers are prized for their beauty and unique shape.