Tennessee Middle School
These opportunities for 6th, 7th and 8th grades challenge students with hands-on learning experiences in the park's cultural and natural resources, including critical issues affecting these resources. Each program was developed in cooperation with Tennessee middle school teachers and are correlated with state and national curriculum standards with an emphasis on science and social studies.
To register for one of these programs, please fill out the registration form and email it, fax it to (865) 436-1307 or mail it to:
Park Management Classroom
Soil Exploration Classroom
Dig This! Archaeology and Resource Management Classroom
The New Deal Classroom
Stream Scientist Classroom
Did You Know?
An experimental program to reintroduce elk to the park was begun in 2001. Elk once roamed the Smokies, but were eliminated from the region in the mid 1800s by over-hunting and loss of habitat. Other animals successfully reintroduced to the park include river otters and barn owls. More...