The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park invites you to explore Canal Classrooms!
Featuring K-12 educational programs and learning resources, Canal Classrooms is developed in collaboration with local schoolteachers and supports national/state learning standards. Since 2013, more than 60,000 students have explored the C&O Canal and enjoyed learning about history, nature, science and outdoor recreation! Whether you're in the park or online, we look forward to serving you!
Schedule a virtual school program to meet with a C&O Canal Ranger and explore the park from your classroom.
Explore the latest professional development opportunities available at the C&O Canal National Historical Park!
Arrange for your class to meet virtually with a C&O Canal Ranger!
Interested in bringing your students to the C&O Canal? Learn more about Canal Field Trips and classroom materials.
Browse lesson plans, primary sources, and other education materials to use in your classroom!
Teacher Resources Hub
A hub of resources for your students to learn, explore, and discover even more about the C&O Canal and the National Park Service.
Canal Kid Activities
Outdoors, online, or both? Canal Kids, explore dozens of activities featuring history, nature, geology, recreation, art, and more!
Canal Classrooms Corps
Comprised of retired teachers, educators and professionals, the Canal Classroom Corps deliver education programs with C&O Canal Rangers.
Every Kid Outdoors
Hey fourth graders! See America's natural wonders and historical sites for free!
The C&O Canal National Historical Park is grateful for the many park partners and school partners that support Canal Classrooms!
K-12 Teachers may apply for a bus scholarship to help cover the costs of brining their class to the C&O Canal. Apply here!
Interested in exploring a career in history, science, or conservation? Check out these amazing internship opportunities!
Last updated: December 7, 2021