We were lucky to have a fantastic group of kids stay with us Thursday night. These kids are from Pi Beta Phi school in Gatlinburg. This trip was part of a "Parks as Classrooms" reward trip. Melissa Crisp, a teacher on the trip, told me about the program, " Parks as Classrooms at Pi Beta Phi is a cross-curricular standards based program which uses Great Smoky Mountains National Park resources to teach lessons to K-8 grade students." The trip is a reward for the students with the most service hours. These service hours are performed in the National Park. What a great way to teach the kids about a wonderful resource we have in our "backyard". It warms my heart to see children of all ages experiencing the wonders of nature. Who knows, maybe there is a future Ranger in the bunch.
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