The Delta Center for Culture and Learning recently assisted the National Conference of Geography Educators by providing a heritage tour of the central Mississippi Delta.
The geography teachers were attending the annual meeting of their Memphis conference and rode to the Delta on a coach bus. Delta Center’s Lee Aylward led the tour and talked to the group about the Delta’s history and culture. The teachers visited Cleveland, Ruleville, Merigold and Mound Bayou before returning to Memphis.
Participants came from across the U.S. and Canada, where the will return to their classrooms and teach about the Delta.
The Delta Center for Culture and Learning is the manager of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. Learn more about the Delta Center’s rich history at http://www.blueshighway.org. Visit http://www.neh.gov/ to read about the National Endowment for the Humanities.