Travel to the Smokies, and all the way to Hawaii through our virtual field trip, The Forces that Move the Earth, a free program led by Smokies park rangers. This program covers Tennessee 4th grade standard 4.ESS1, North Carolina's 3rd and 4th grade standards 3.E.2 and 4.E.2, looking at the formation of the Smoky mountains and other famous National Park landforms across the country. The program is interactive, and creates engagement through movement, art and science.
What's in your water? Do your students know that all our water is connected or where their tap water comes from? The waters of the park flow into the drinking water sources of hundreds of communities downstream from the park. Join us on a virtual field trip, led by smokies park ranger, to form a hypothesis about the health of streams. Students will work together to identify bioindicators to help support or disprove their hypothesis. This program covers Tennessee's 6th grade standards 6.LS2, 6.LS4 and high school standards GEO.ESS2, North Carolina's 8th grade standards 8.E.1, 8.L.3, and High School EEn.2.4.
Programs can be adapted to meet your classroom needs.
To schedule a free virtual field trip, please email Julianne_Geleynse@nps.gov