Parks As Classrooms Overview Video

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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With the park as their classroom, students K-8 learn to appreciate the wonders of nature and heritage while in the very heart of the resource. Each year, Parks As Classrooms provides curriculum based, hands on programs to 15,000 students from 18 counties in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Whether hiking beside a babbling brook or gazing at a mountain view, these experiences in park classrooms foster a love for Great Smoky Mountains National Park that inspires stewardship in future generations, helping to protect this beautiful place.


Watch a short overview of the Parks As Classrooms program in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.