The park auditorium is undergoing major rehabilitation and can only accommodate 15 persons watching the film at once. We play it every half hour, or on an as needed basis. Completion date; spring 2015. 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?
On October 23, 1854, General Persifor F. Smith, in command of the Department of Texas, issued the order officially establishing Fort Davis. Smith, who had personally selected the site, named the post in honor of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.