Education

Americorp intern Kahawis teaches Girls in Science Camp.
Americorp intern Kahawis teaches Girls in Science Camp.

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Education Programs at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center

The Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center offers educational opportunities for middle, high school and college students. Pre-service teaching internships and educator training workshops are also available. All education programs focus on involving groups in hands-on learning while providing valuable data for actual park research projects. If you are interested in participating in any of our education programs, contact the education coordinator.


At the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center, we offer programs that foster stewardship for our network parks by providing access to research and science. The Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center is the winner of the 2013 Exceptional Environmental Education Center for our focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs for students and teachers. This award is given out each year by the Environmental Educators of North Carolina.

Education Programs at Blue Ridge

Education Programs at Blue Ridge

Through our curriculum based program, Blue Ridge Parkway introduces students to the wonders of nature and history.

Education Programs at Big South Fork

Education Programs at Big South Fork

Big South Fork offers a variety of free, ranger-led, curriculum-based programs that are correlated to Tennessee and Kentucky state learning.

Last updated: January 13, 2022