trail to every classroom

The Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC) program is a professional development program for K-12 teachers that provides educators with the tools and training for place-based service learning on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). In partnership with the National Park Service, the program offers resources and instruction to engage students in their local community, all while growing academically and professionally.

Konnarock Crew 2 working with Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club on the Little Rock Knob Relocation in TN.

The TTEC program:

  • Engages youth in volunteer activities
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles
  • Creates a conservation ethic
  • Develops a respect and love for the A.T. 

Place-based service learning is a method of teaching that empowers students to solve real needs within the community while offering experiential learning. Studies prove this method increases student achievement, community involvement and environmental responsibility.

Visit our blog to join the discussion, learn more about upcoming programs, and view posted curriculum materials.

To download and read the Trail to Every Classroom Manual, click here

For more information about the ​TTEC program, email [email protected]