Bring your students to the park or invite a ranger into your classroom! National Park Service programs are curriculum-driven and based on the standards of learning for Virginia or North Carolina.

Parks as Classrooms: Animal Adaptations
Parks as Classrooms: Animal Adaptations

NPS Photo, Angelina Stancampiano

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway are committed to helping teachers and students develop a deep understanding of park stories and resources through a variety of fun and engaging programs and activities.

Through our curriculum based program, we can introduce students to the wonders of nature or make history come alive in your classroom. Or better yet... bring your class to the park for an educational field trip.

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Blue Ridge Parkway rangers offer programs in your classroom from fall through winter. The rangers conducting these programs have years of experience with school children. They know the state curriculum and will work with the teacher in our "Parks As Classrooms" program.

What teachers are saying:

The Parks as Classrooms programs reinforce what we learn in the classroom.

The Parks as Classrooms program was a wonderful experience for our children. The Park Rangers are very informative and great with the students. The students are super excited and learn much more from this experience than just being told something by a teacher.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 348-3400

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