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Canal Classroom Rangers prepare to lead students through the Paw Paw Tunnel

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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!

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Distance Learning

Schedule a virtual school program to meet with a C&O Canal Ranger and explore the park from your classroom.

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Professional Development

Explore the latest professional development opportunities available at the C&O Canal National Historical Park!

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Virtual Programs

Arrange for your class to meet virtually with a C&O Canal Ranger!

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Field Trips

Interested in bringing your students to the C&O Canal? Learn more about Canal Field Trips and classroom materials.

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Classroom Resources

Browse lesson plans, primary sources, and other education materials to use in your classroom!

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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.

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Canal Kid Activities

Outdoors, online, or both? Canal Kids, explore dozens of activities featuring history, nature, geology, recreation, art, and more!

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Canal Classrooms Corps

Comprised of retired teachers, educators and professionals, the Canal Classroom Corps deliver education programs with C&O Canal Rangers.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Hey fourth graders! See America's natural wonders and historical sites for free!

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Education Partners

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is grateful for the many park partners and school partners that support Canal Classrooms!

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Bus Scholarships

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!

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Internship Opportunities

Interested in exploring a career in history, science, or conservation? Check out these amazing internship opportunities!

Last updated: December 7, 2021

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Mailing Address:

142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795



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