• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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Middle School Lesson Plans

 

Field trips and classroom visits by rangers that are available are listed at Field Trip Planning.

A Teacher Guide with information about the Natchez Trace Parkway and field trip Planning are available at Teacher Information Guide.

Water Quality Stream Study:

The Natchez Trace Parkway is current looking for schools interested in collecting data from streams on the Parkway. Data would be also be shared with Adopt-a-Stream Mississippi. This is a service learning project, steeped in science. Fifth grade and above will experience water quality monitoring, including macro-invertebrate identification and chemical analysis, adjusted to grade level. This project is funded by the National Park Foundation. Please email Jane Farmer for more information.

Did You Know?

The Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.