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?
The size and speed of the horse was one of the primary advantages the Spanish conquistadors had over Native Americans. An accomplished cavalryman, Hernando de Soto brought over 200 horses as part of his 1539 conquest of La Florida. To Learn more, visit De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...