• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Endangered Species in West Virginia

Program Description
Students play a game and watch a video to help them see and understand the ways that species become endangered.

Available to schools in:Greenbrier, Monroe, Raleigh & Summers counties

Grade Level: 4th – 6th

Program Length: 1 hour

We can lose the plants and animals around us if we aren't careful.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify how plants and animals become endangered

2. List three plants or animals that are listed as endangered in West Virginia

3. State two things he or she can do to keep a species from going extinct

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WV Content Standards met:

Science/Technology – SC.4.4.1, SC.4.4.3, SC.4.4.5, SC.5.5.3, SC.5.4.6, SC.5.4.7, SC.6.4.8, SC.6.4.9

Did You Know?

Ranger and children at park overlook

Over one million visitors come to New River Gorge National River each year. Park rangers assist visitors and help them better understand the park and the park resources.