These programs challenge students with hands-on learning experiences that are correlated with Tennessee curriculum standards. Each program enhances classroom learning by using the park's cultural and natural resources as teaching tools. Students make real-world connections with science and history, while having fun at the same time! Watch a video overview.
Program Video: This video highlights the main activities and lessons for elementary grade levels, showcases the variety of educational offerings and provides a sense of program location. Each of the featured programs has a complete downloadable lesson plan on this site.
Explore with Your Senses! (Kindergarten)
Trees of the Smokies (First grade)
History and Culture (Second grade)
Adaptations and Biodiversity (Third grade)
Mountain Food Webs (Fourth grade)
Streams and Soil (Sixth Grade)
Last updated: July 22, 2020