River Detours and Closures at the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge
The WV Department of Highways and the Federal Highways Administration is replacing the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge on Route 41 in the town of Prince. Construction will require temporary full river traffic closures and long term river detours. More »
Endangered Species in West Virginia
Available to schools in:Greenbrier, Monroe, Raleigh & Summers counties
Grade Level: 4th – 6th
Program Length: 1 hour
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
Pre-visit activities are:
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?
The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.