Resources for the Classroom
The Falls of the Ohio
Lesson Plan Template
Share your favorite lesson plans with connections to the Falls. Use our lesson plan template at this link. They might be posted on this page.
Loads of information: activities, fossil ID sheets, info about the park, a bibliography, and more!
Geology & Archaeology Boxes for the Classroom
We have four loaner-kits to help your students explore fossils and rocks. No charge. May be used for up to two weeks.
Probing the Wonders of the Falls Activity Book
A book by Kenny Karem with 22 interdisciplinary activities is available from our gift shop for $7.95.
McGee Cabin brochure
Learn about the first free African-American community in the Northwest Territories - on George Rogers Clark's land.
KET Virtual Field Trip (Link will take you away from our web page.)
Visit the Falls - virtually! Kentucky Education Television created this virtual field trip many years ago.
Activities in the classroom or at home
The ultimate 'hands-on' approach to learning about ancient life.
Earth Science Literacy Standards
Learn what the scientists rate as the most important things we should teach students! (Link away from our site.)
Geology A Living Stage of Our Past, Present & Future
by Robert Lillie, Allyson Mathis and Roger Riolo, published in Legacy magazine (National Association for Interpretation)
The Role of Paleontologists in Teacher Education Today
Teachers - have you considered working with a paleontologist to assist your earth or life science curriculum? This is an article written for and presented at Dinofest International 1998, published for the first time.
Learning from the Fossil Record
From a program developed by The Paleontological Society, this site contains a variety of activities for the classroom (mostly for secondary education level).
Careers in the Great Outdoors
A student resource with information about the varied careers associated with natural resource management and education. Compiled by the Falls of the Ohio interpretive services.
A selection of stories designed to get student's thinking, as told over the campfire for 6th grade students at an environmental camp in the woods. (PDF)
Field Trip Planner
A guide to planning a field trip anywhere!
A Walk in Time with Lewis & Clark
An activity for students from our Lewis & Clark expedition bicentennial event in 2003, created by volunteer Bob Mulhall.
Writing Activities - Updated!
A series of student writing activities designed for before, during and after a visit to the Falls. New material has been added.
"In Your Own Backyard"
Do you have geological collections where rocks have separated from their identification labels?
Park paleontologist Alan Goldstein can help you match the fossil, rock or mineral. This is done at the Interpretive Center at no charge by appointment only! Collections must be reasonable in size! Call 812-280-9970 or e-mail
Would you like to find the closest site to see or collect fossils or study earth science in the field?
Some schools have fossils on their property or within walking distance. "Ask Alan!" He will try and help you. Use the same contact information as above.
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Created August 5, 2011, updated November 26, 2016