Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering a free elementary school teacher workshop this fall. Activities include exploring the park with a “living” map, visiting with Granny Franny at the Noah ‘Bud’ Ogle cabin to learn about Appalachian medicinal plants, conducting a forest biodiversity inventory and learning how to use a crosscut saw! All elementary school teachers are welcome to attend the workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rangers and volunteers will be using the natural and cultural resources of Great Smoky Mountains National Park throughout the workshop to enhance the classroom learning experience through activities correlated to TNReady Curriculum Standards. Lunch, amazing prizes, free educational materials, and a $25 stipend will be offered to the teachers who attend. The workshop will be held in the Gatlinburg, Tenn. area of the park. Please register for this program by Thursday, Sept. 24. For more information or to register, please contact Lloyd Luketin via email at [email protected] or by phone at (865) 436-1292.