Saturday, July 20, 2019
57 Sugar Hollow Road
Fairview, NC 28730
Supporting: Parks as Classrooms in GSMNP
Learn more about our featured program:
The Seeking Paths in Nature program develops curricula for middle and high school students that integrates Cherokee culture and history into existing park education programs. Lessons and activities are designed through the collaboration and coordination of Cherokee Central Schools teachers, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and National Park Service staff to ensure the curriculum meets educational standards, STEM requirements, and appropriately incorporates Cherokee culture.
This year’s live fund-a-cause at the Smokies Stomp will raise money to send Cherokee sixth graders on a three-day trip to Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont for an immersive citizen-science and community building experience.
The field trip reinforces the centuries-old Cherokee tradition of Gadugi (working together) and increases camaraderie, mutual support, and encouragement for the rest of the students’ careers, laying the foundation for strong bonds between CCS students, CCS teachers, and GSMNP personnel, as otsadelogwa (we learn together).
We appreciate your support for one of the greatest outreach programs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Your generosity at the Smokies Stomp Barn Party means that you are helping to ensure this program will continue to impact future generations of park stewards.