• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Teacher Workshops

Monarch Butterfly

Friday May 23, 2014 (9 AM - 1 PM)

The Wild Side of Stones River

Educators will discover a myriad of science lessons that can be learned by studying the flora and fauna of Stones River National Battlefield and the tools used by the National park Service to protect the park's natural resources.

 

Workshop Schedule

9 AM: Welcome and Introduction

9: 15 AM: The Battle Continues – Long after the cannons and muskets stopped firing, a quieter battle between invasive exotic plants and the natives that ruled here more than 150 years ago continues to rage. Educators will participate in a field trip program that highlights the ecological impact of invasive species and the work of park staff to turn the tide in favor of restoring native plants to the landscape.

10:15 AM - Shelter in the Storm - Due to shrinking habitats, middle Tennessee animals are finding it harder and harder to find a place to live. Learn how the loss of native ecosystems has led to a mounting list of species causalities while our work to restore the battlefield landscape has created an oasis for some species in the midst of urban sprawl.

11:30 AM - Exploring Stones River's Wild Side - Educators will ride out on the battlefield and view the park's natural resources while discussing ways to use those resources to teach science lessons.hand.

12:45 PM Questions and Evaluations

To register for this workshop, call 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. Please include your name, school, grade level, home phone number and email.

 
World War II Memorial at Tennessee Bicentennial Mall

August, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3 PM) - Exact Date TBD

America's Best Idea in Middle Tennessee Workshop for Nashville Area Educators: The Volunteer State At War

Teachers will get a chance to discover ways to connect their students to the historic and natural resources of national parks and other public lands near Nashville, Tennessee while exploring our state's role in conflicts and wars that shaped our nation's history.

 

Workshop Schedule

TBD

To register for this workshop, call 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. Please include your name, school, grade level, home phone number and email.

Did You Know?

Prescribed Fire at the Slaughter Pen

Stones River National Battlefield uses prescribed fire to preserve the battlefield landscapes. Fire also helps eliminate invasive exotic plants and encourage the growth of native grass species. More...