A Waterfall In Your Classroom?

How would you like to have a waterfall in your classroom? Or seven hundred and fifty white tailed deer, a million blooming wildflowers, and the largest collection of historic log buildings in the east? You can have all of these and more when you use the park as your classroom to share the stories and science of the Great Smoky Mountains with your students.


Parks as Classrooms

Parks as Classrooms

The park offers teachers a wide variety of fun and free curriculum-based programs.

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Ranger helping teachers collect data during a teacher workshop.

Professional Development

Expand your teaching skills at one of our teacher workshops.

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Mountain view from the learning center at Purchase Knob

Science Learning Center

Learn about the park's Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob.

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A proud, new Junior Ranger is sworn in.

Programs and Special Events

Explore the wonders of the park with a Ranger.

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A white-tailed deer

Distance Learning

Your students can explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park without leaving your classroom!

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A women with binoculars looks for birds

Institutes and Field Schools

Great Smoky Mounains Institute at Tremont and the Smoky Mountain Field School offer a variety of educational programs in the park.

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