Teachers & parents – be sure to visit our Educator Resources category for learning materials including books, maps and historical items!
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The Fort Clatsop unit of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is a destination for visitors, tour groups, and school groups. The Lewis and Clark Expedition is brought to life through many educational activities here at the park. Each activity is tailored to the specific needs of each group. The park offers many programs to educators, such as Traveling Trunks, educational field trips, classroom video loans, curriculum publications and a variety of Fort Clatsop Institute courses.
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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park has programs open to schools, homeschool and exchange groups as well as other youth groups and college groups. The program presented at the fort replica is designed to be interactive so all students will have a worthwhile learning experience.More
Traveling Trunk Program
Traveling trunks, relative to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, are available for loan from Lewis and Clark National Park Association. These traveling trunks serve as mini-museums helping you bring history alive in your classroom. The Traveling Trunks can be set up as exhibits, scientific discovery tools, or learning tangibles. Each trunk contains a variety of “hands-on” objects, books, videos and a resource guide. Special arrangements can be made for year-around schools or summer school programs. Rental fees are charged for the loan of the trunks.More
Fort Clatsop offers several videos about the Lewis and Clark Expedition for two-week loans to school groups. Fort Clatsop pays to ship them to you – your school pays to ship them back.More