Professional Development

Park Ranger standing next to two teachers in a classroom.
Teachers from the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District work with a Park Ranger during a Professional Development training

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Professional Development for Teachers

Each year the education department at Gateway Arch National Park hosts a range of free professional development workshops for teachers. The department strives to host at least two professional development workshops every year in the fall, although additional offerings are periodically offered at different times of the year. The education department can also help schools develop and facilitate workshops for their teachers on-site at their school.To learn more about professional development opportunities at Gateway Arch National Park, please call 314-655-1635.

Upcoming Professional Development Programs

If your school would like to develop a workshop that fits your needs, the Education department is available to help. We can travel to your school or your staff can come to the park. The workshop length can be tailored to fit your schedule, from 1 hour up to 4 hours. All workshops use curriculum-based, interdisciplinary activities to explore the themes of Gateway Arch National Park.General workshop topics include:

  • Lewis & Clark
  • Plains Indians
  • Mountain Men (fur trappers and fur trade)
  • Pioneers on the Trail
  • Transportation and Westward Expansion
  • African Americans in the West
  • Women in the West
  • Dred and Harriet Scott
  • Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum St. Louis
  • Mississippi River: History and Culture
  • Civil Rights Trials (Dred Scott and Virginia Minor)
  • Citizenship in the 1800s
  • Presenting Mock Trials
  • Using 19th century Historic Documents
  • Overview of museum education programs and resources for school groups
For more details call Gateawy Arch National Park Education Office at 314-655-1635

Last updated: January 5, 2023

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11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102


314 655-1600

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