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Education Programs near Ridgeland, Mississippi

Students learn about the animals of the Parkway during a skins and skulls program.

Students learn more about the animals of the Parkway during a "skins and skulls" program.

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A field trip to the Natchez Trace Parkway will provide an opportunity for your students to be immersed in Parkway resources, and have experiences that can not be replicated in the classroom. All field trips are free of charge, and are scheduled based on ranger availability. Please have alternate days ready when scheduling your trip. Bus parking and restrooms are available at the Parkway Information Cabin.

If a field trip is not possible for your class, a ranger may be available to visit your classroom. Popular classroom activities include a "Skins and Skulls" animal classification program from our second grade curriculum, or a "Meet a Ranger" program to learn more about what a Park Ranger does.

To schedule a field trip to the Parkway Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, or to arrange for a ranger to visit your classroom, please call 601-898-9417, and talk with Sandi Kavanaugh or e-mail us here.

Did You Know?

Double arch bridge at mile post 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.