Field Trip Program

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Spring Education Programs

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All Aboard For Animals
Grades K - 3
The All Aboard for Animals program facilitates a journey of discovery and revelation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Climb aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to explore the natural beauty and cultural history of CVNP through the window of the train. Park Rangers and volunteers will share pelts, skulls and stories of the animals who call CVNP home.

Are We There Yet?
Transportation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Grades 4 - 6
Are We There Yet? Transportation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park explores the history of transportation in CVNP. Students will have the opportunity to view and experience a historical form of transportation while participating in interactive activities. During the program students will explore how different modes of transportation have changed the landscape of the Cuyahoga Valley and the lives of those who have lived and traveled here.

Explore The Underground Railroad
Grades 5 - 8
Explore the Underground Railroad takes your students on a journey through the harsh realities that were the Underground Railroad. Traveling through an area utilized by runaway slaves, students will participate in hands-on and interactive activities. Join Park Rangers and costumed characters as they draw your students into a complex period of history when individuals used their lives to change the world.

October Fall Color Train
All ages
Climb aboard to ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park and view the beauty of fall through the window of a vintage train car window. Hear the sounds and stories of the area through the Voices of the Valley audio tour. This trip follows the scenic schedule. The train can be boarded at Rockside Station (9 am, 12:45 pm or 4:05 pm), Peninsula Depot (9:40 am, 11:20 am, 1:20 pm) or Akron Northside Station (10:40 am or 2:25 pm)

Advanced Reservations are required.


Kelly Tyler

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800-468-4070 ext. 235


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
African American History and Culture, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, History, Landscapes, Slavery, Social Studies, Transportation
National/State Standards:
Ohio Academic Content Standards
animals, plants, transportation, history, Underground Railroad, Slavery, African-Americans, trains, railroad, park
Field Trip Program