The Obed Wild and Scenic River offers several outstanding resources for teachers. Schools in the neighboring counties and throughout America can contact our park and request brochures. Teachers can bring their classes to our Visitor Center and various sites along the river for their class trips. Park Rangers are available to visit local classrooms and deliver presentations about the river, its inhabitants, and the National Park Service. For those teachers who cannot visit our park, a variety of online sites are listed to help you with your curriculum.
The National Park Service also offers teachers a program called Exploring the Real Thing, a variety of curriculum guides for several NPS sites in the Northeast. As time goes on, these curriculum guides will be offered for many sites across America.
Teachers who wish to spend a portion of their summers working for the National Park Service are encouraged to participate in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. This program gives teachers a great opportunity to wear the NPS uniform, fulfill the job of a ranger, then return to their classrooms with vibrant stories of their summer.
All in all, the Obed Wild and Scenic River and the National Park Service is very teacher-friendly and geared toward helping you obtain a wealth of information. Please take advantage of the opportunities listed on these pages.
Throughout time, the Obed WSR website will be publishing a variety of curriculum lesson plans for elementary and middle school science teachers. Please check back regularly to see if you can use any of these in your classes.
Identify Those Rocks - Grades 3 - 5
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Obed Wild and Scenic River teams up with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to protect not only the Obed River but the adjacent Catoosa Wildlife Management Area?