Discovery Park of America’s mission is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. In order to successfully accomplish that, the Discovery Park education team is offering resources to teachers, students and parents who are navigating the world of virtual learning. Lessons are taught in conjunction with Tennessee state academic standards and cover a broad range of subjects for grades 1-12. These resources are completely FREE. Whether you are a parent who homeschools or a teacher with a classroom full of students, an interactive lesson or a virtual field trip to Discovery Park offers a unique and educational experience like no other.
Virtual Field Trip Lesson Overviews
In response to the increase in demand for homeschooling and virtual learning, Discovery Park’s education team compiled a number of lessons and programs normally offered on a field trip to the museum and park and will now be sharing them online for students, teachers and parents to utilize.
One highlight of these free resources is that teachers can register their classes for a 20-minute virtual lesson with education specialists at Discovery Park. The teacher will receive a packet full of great educational content to help prepare for the virtual field trip. Lesson plans are broken down by grades, and teachers simply select a grade below for lesson overviews.
Book Your Field Trip to Discovery Park of America
To schedule an in-person field trip, please click here to fill out an online form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call reservations at 731-885-5455. Our education specialists are ready to make certain your students have a transformative day of inspiration at Discovery Park of America.
University of Tennessee at Martin Partnership
Discovery Park has partnered with the University of Tennessee at Martin to share free digital resources to teachers and parents. Hosted by Katie Jarvis, professors from UT Martin share fun and entertaining 20-30 minute Zoom lessons utilizing their area of expertise. Areas covered include Japanese, computer science, public speaking, geology and more.