The Falls of the Ohio State Park was created with student experiences in mind. We have been providing K-16 grade educational opportunities since January 1994. Please consult any of the six links below to learn more about the various student and teacher-related programs we offer throughout the year. Check out our Events at the Park, Kid's Page and the Discovery Center for many activities and resources.
Click here for photos of the new exhibits!
Cost is $7 per student, including a tour of the exhibit gallery
and an additional program. Chaperones are 1 free per 5 students.
Additional adults with the group are $7 each.
Details of our labs can be found under "Programs" below.
Small grants are available to Indiana educators to bring a class to an Indiana State Park.
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Getting to the Falls of the Ohio State Park
New Activity Sheets Now Available
Planning Your Student Experience Programs
Describes aspects of booking your Includes student outreach & CSP
field trip and use of chaperones. program descriptions.
Classroom Resources Professional Development
For before, during and after your visit, plus Opportunities
connections for earth science, social studies We can come to your school to assist
and writing activities, general information like with PDs connected to geology,
field trip planner's guide, loaner kits (fossils, geology, geologic time, paleontology,
rocks, minerals & archaeology), career info, careers in the geosciences, and more!
For Home Schools Group Reservation Request Form
Falls field trip information and resources Request a date and time to come to
organized for easy use by home school your classroom. We will reply by e-mail
groups. or phone.
The Falls @ School
Interactive Labs for YOUR classroom are available at a cost of only $2 per student (minimum fee $60). Labs include fossils and minerals. Contact us at 812-280-9970 for information or to make a reservation. Our outreach is limited to locations within a 1 hour drive radius. Schedules may be restricted by staff availability with priority for groups coming the the state park.
Waldron Shale Project
A new way to get students excited about science!
Now in the second year of our pilot project!
Contact us for more more information. 812-280-9970 ext. 403.
Connecting Indiana Educational Standards to the Falls of the Ohio Fossil Beds
Updated January 23, 2017