De Soto Landing Date Has Been Changed to Saturday April 19th
The Date for the De soto Landing Event on the parks Calendar of Events is wrong. It is listed as April 20th. The event has moved to Saturday April 19th as originally planned. The times of the landing remain the same at 10am and 1pm.
Parks as Classrooms
The purpose of the National Park Service's (NPS) PIC program is to give schools the chance to allow students to experience an in- class fieldtrip. The PIC program is funded by federal grants and is offered free of charge to any educational institution, public or private, that wishes to participate.
De Soto National Memorial offers lesson plans to aid teachers in educating their classes about the environment and the De Soto expedition. These lesson plans were developed by teachers for teachers and adhere to Sunshine State Standards. They were designed for grades six through eight, but can be adapted for other grade levels.