Connecting the environment of the ancient past with the natural and cultural history of yesterday and today.



Educational Programs for Students

Discover the wonder of the Falls of the Ohio with our naturalist-led programs for students of all ages. A menu of labs and other hands-on activities plus self-directed activities are available. Contact us for more information.

  Indoor Geology Lab Descriptions          Outdoor Fossil Lab Descriptions

     Naturalist leads a school indoor fossil lab.                         School group investigates the fossil beds.


    Exploring the New Exhibit Gallery             George Rogers Clark Home Site


    New exhibits in the interpretive Center                   A re-enactor discusses life in 1803 with a school group.

             An example of our new exhibits                           Optional programs offered seasonally

New Activity Sheets

For those educators who want a gradable activity for your students, use our new activity sheets - or come to create your own. (The old ones will not work!) Many incorporate critical thinking by the student and will not have a single, simple answer.

The hands-on nature of the exhibits and guided tours available for every group makes activity sheets optional. We will not have copies available if you forget to bring them! Clipboards and spiral notebooks scratch the exhibits -- we will provide a magazine or other writing surface.

Grades K-1                                 Grades 2-3

                                  Grades 4-5                                  Grades 6+

Answer sheets are available upon request. Many questions will have unique answers by the students based on their decisions.

Falls Outreach and Charlestown State Park Programs

Outreach labs at your school (within Louisville's 8 county metro area) are available.

Outreach Labs

Call 812-280-9970 or email to schedule.


Charlestown State Park School Programs

Education Standards

Your visit will align with many state and national educational standards. Science standard links are here:.

       IN Science Standards                               KY Science Standards

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Created August 5, 2011, updated April 3, 2017