Historical and Scientific perspective of the park through numbers. Students will use www.nps.gov to research topics.
-History of National Parks
-Facts and Figures of GSMNP
-Internet and Technology Use
Hwy 441, Mingo Falls 120 ft, 2,115 miles of stream, 1775 Bartram visit, over 1600 species of plants, Elk 2001, Trout size limit 7 inches, Clingmans Dome 6,643 feet, temps 58-87, Dedicated 1940, red cheeked salamander above 3000 feet, Hemlocks as old as 500 years, 1500 black bears, trout fishing ban since 1976, Hellbenders 29 inches, snow above 26 inches, 30 salamander species, 300,000 acres in the GSMNP, Grotto falls 25 feet high, Catawaba rhododendrons live 3500 feet in elevation, and 375 feet to climb the tower.