Memorable learning moments are immersive and full of discovery. Tennessee State Parks offers opportunities for schoolyard or classroom programs, park field trips, or overnight trips. Students can learn about our natural and cultural history through hands-on experiences and interactions with trained staff. Whether looking to meet a native wildlife ambassador, explore a local creek, or walk in the shoes of Tennessee history, a Tennessee state park is less than an hour away. To request an educational park experience, submit a request today.
Request a Program Experience
Tennessee State Parks encourages groups to make reservations in advance. Each park provides unique programs specific to the natural resources and historic stories of their site. Read more about each park on their park page.
Field trip funding may be available to support your park experience. Title 1 schools and 501C3s supporting student education are prioritized for available funding. Funds may be used to reimburse the cost of transportation and pay for park program fees. Select “Yes” on the Education Request Form below to request funding.
To request an educational park experience, submit a request today.
Explore Park Educator Guides
Looking for more information on what our parks offer? Most parks offer an Educator Guide on their park page. Once you've navigated to the park page of your choice, click activities, then click For Educators to access the guide. Educational programs are correlated to Tennessee’s academic standards, and customized programs are available. We are doing our best to create a guide for each park.
Connect Through Distance Learning
Looking to connect virtually? Check out our growing distance learning options below. Virtual programs are designed to help further the mission of Tennessee State Parks and meet the needs of formal and informal educators. Whether through prerecorded videos, live presentations, experiences, or Q&A sessions, Rangers are at the ready!
To learn more about Tennessee State Parks and access fun educational and interpretive videos, visit our Tennessee State Parks YouTube Page.