The Visitor Center contact station is functioning out of the park auditorium. This is because the official Visitor Center is closed while it undergoes major rehabilitation. Completion date; summer 2014. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.
On-Site Programs for Grades K-3
1. Reconnaissance Missions: Time—Approx. 2-3 hours
2. Scavenger Hunt: Time—1 1/2 hours
3. Park Video:
Off-site Materials for grades K-3
TEKS: All educational programs and materials are curriculum based and are in full compliance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
*students understand how historical events and individuals shaped our history and our national identity;
*students apply critical thinking skills to gather and organize information, identify options, and choose solutions while working with others.
*students use a simple geographic tools: maps and photographs
*students are exposed to a multi-cultural story of the settlement of the American West
*students apply critical thinking skills and use teamwork and map-reading skills
Did You Know?
Fort Davis received an ice machine in the late 1880s. It was “deemed essential to the comfort and health” of the garrison. The post surgeon, Dr. John Lauderdale, had responsibility for its operation.