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MOCs Get Out And Go! A “Choose-Your-Own” Beyond the Classroom Challenge

To participate in MOCS Get Out and Go you may either choose from the 8 activities provided, participate in similar activities of your creation around Chattanooga, or do something with the same spirit in your home town. As always, please submit a reflection (and also a picture for MOCs Get Out and Go!) for each activity, and visit our website for more information! Reflections will be accepted through Tuesday December 1.


This extension of the Beyond the Classroom Challenge was created in hopes of encouraging students to get out and explore Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Whenever you have a chance, grab your friends or roommates, and pick one of these local adventures to get a feel for the amazing city you live in!

In addition to participating in these events in Chattanooga, you may also receive credit for activities of similar characteristics in your own home town!

Each event counts just like any other event, two points toward the 20 points/10 event total for the award. In addition to SUBMITTING reflectionwithin a week of the date you get out and go!, please EMAIL [email protected] A PICTURE OF YOU on your “Choose Your Own BTC Adventure.”

  • We always want to encourage all students to follow safety guidelines. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask, social distancing when possible, washing hands/using hand sanitizer regularly, traveling with others when possible, and being aware of your surroundings, especially at night. **

  1. Learn about Chattanooga’s jazz and blues “Big 9 Legends” 
    Listen to some of the episodes on this podcast about The Big 9 (https://www.wutc.org/topic/stories-big-9) and take a walk to the Big 9 Legends Mural at: 
    763 E. MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

  2. Talk a stroll with Chattanooga’s baseball history 
    Located adjacent to Engel Stadium and UTC’s intramural sports complex is a paved walking path with 5 permanent markers detailing Chattanooga’s rich baseball history. The path is accessible via the sports complex’s O’Neal street entrance. 
    For more information: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/columns/story/2019/dec/14/thompson-collyer-new-public-markers-highlight/510487/

  3. Walk the Walnut Street Walking Bridge and explore Coolidge Park and Renaissance Park 
    Get outside and see some of the Chattanooga sights! Once you cross the bridge, check out the fountains, statues, and other cool attractions of Coolidge Park. Later, meander the curving pathways down to the river and check out Renaissance Park. Its grassy knolls make it an artistic installment in and of itself. Bring your own cardboard and try out the sledding hill! 
    Bonus: Follow the numbered steps on Frazier Avenue and learn a new dance! 
    For more information: https://tennesseerivervalleygeotourism.org/entries/walnut-street-bridge-chattanooga-tenn/74f80b90-df4b-41d3-88d3-dfe30cf85b66

  4. Check out the Chattanooga Riverwalk 
    Pick a stretch of the Riverwalk to walk or bike. It’s a beautiful feature the city has to offer! Follow the link to find easy Riverwalk access and other sights to see along the way. https://www.visitchattanooga.com/blog/post/a-guide-to-chattanoogas-riverwalk/

  5. Explore Ross’s Landing and learn about the Trail of Tears 
    The Passage at Ross’s Landing marks the beginning of the Trail of Tears. Take some time to read about this history and then go see the permanent outdoor exhibit that recognizes and honors important aspects of Cherokee history and culture. For a map and more information follow this link: https://www.visitchattanooga.com/listing/the-passage/2484/

  6. Step into another world at the Bluff View Art District 
    Explore the many nooks and crannies and see what art displays you can find. Make sure to check out the “River Gallery Sculpture Garden” and art installments outside the Hunter Museum of American Art. This area has a beautiful view of Downtown and the Tennessee River. 
    For more information: https://bluffviewartdistrictchattanooga.com/ Bonus: (this is just for extra fun if you want) Check out some of the lovely shops, restaurants, and cafes. The Hunter Museum offers local college students $15 year-long passes, which is quite the deal if you like art!

  7. Play at Main Terrain Art Park 
    Where climbing art is encouraged. The park has a walking track, trapeze-style rings, and other fitness challenges. It also has a moveable bridge -- spin the wheel and the pieces assemble to create a physical bridge! 
    For more information: https://www.arts.gov/exploring-our-town/main-terrain-art-park

  8. Feel tiny in the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park 
    This 33-acre park showcases 27 world-renowned, large-format sculptures. With a stunning view of Lookout Mountain, this park is a great place to spend time hanging out and checking out the art.

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