De Soto National Memorial offers educators a wealth of information and materials for educating students on topics ranging from Florida history, Florida's environment, the National Parks, and the role of the Park Ranger. This site offers in-house and on-site field trip opportunities, lesson plans, and how park published materials meet Florida teaching standards. We also offer opportunities for interested educators to step into the role of Ranger and gain an unique experience as a Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT). Please explore this site as new items will be added, or contact us at 941-792-0458 to arrange visits or explore the opportunities your National Parks have to offer.
Did You Know?
Hernando de Soto died on May 21, 1542, three years after his conquest of La Florida began. His men buried him in the Mississippi River so that Native Americans would not know that he was not the immortal god he claimed to be. His remains have never been found. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...