EnvironmentAL Education

Education Group

Fall Creek Falls State Park has long been recognized as the crown jewel of Tennessee's state park system. At over 26,000 acres, Fall Creek Falls is the largest of Tennessee's 56 state parks and one of the more ecologically and culturally rich areas of its size in the state. In the spring of 1996, the Environmental Education was developed to facilitate the educational mission of the park through its vast natural resources by offering a low cost, high quality overnight field trip for school groups. With the awareness of the psychological, developmental, and physical benefits of outdoor education on the rise, this is the perfect time for your school to build a partnership with the only extended stay environmental education program in the Tennessee State Park System!

Fall Creek Falls State Park offers a hands-on, outdoor environmental education program for school students designed to relate the parks natural and cultural resources to the schools required curriculum. Outdoor education is beneficial to the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of children. What better way to improve test scores and promote unity in your class than to pay a visit to Fall Creek Falls State Park for a few days?

Kids in Canoes

The program is designed to offer a variety of other options such as lodging, meals, and information on grant opportunities. The linked Environmental Education Guides provides you with information on how to prepare your students and classroom for this opportunity and lays out the basic responsibilities to help in preparation for participation in this incredible experience.

Learning about Fossils

Core Programs

  • Forest Ecology/Geology Hike to the Base of Fall Creek Falls
  • Native Americans and Pioneers
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Stream Survey
  • Night Hike

Alternate Programs

  • Crafts
  • Nature Games
  • Marbles
  • Orienteering
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Team Building
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Customized Programs
  • May 2012
  • April 2012

Night Programs

  • Astronomy
  • Campfire
  • Reptiles & Amphibians