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Governor's School

For the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage

Natural History



Pink Lady’s Slippers, Yonahlossee Salamanders, and Black Bears – OH MY!

For a natural history educational experience, we will spend a few afternoons at Rocky Fork State Park, which became Tennessee’s newest State Park in 2012.  Joining the Cherokee National Forest, most of Rocky Fork State Park is Appalachian Cove Forest, with extraordinary levels of floral and faunal biodiversity.  With the Park’s efforts to create sustainable recreation and infrastructure needs in mind, we will roll up our sleeves for service-learning projects that may include trail building and bird house construction, historic cultural interpretation, and of course, spend some time playing in the creek!

Please visit the Rocky Fork State Park website for more information: 



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