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?
Diseases brought to La Florida by the 1539 De Soto Expedition and other Europeans wiped out virtually all the Native American groups in Florida at the time of European contact. The Native Americans had no immunities to these diseases. Learn more at De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...