• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Explore Your National Park

Program Description
Students use their senses to explore and learn about things that are found in their National Park. Park rangers bring in hands-on items found in parks and engage students in activities to see, hear, smell, and feel things that live in or are found in a park like New River Gorge National River.

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

Grade Level: K

Program Length: 1 hour


Theme: New River Gorge National River is a park that belongs to everyone.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Tell who parks like the New River Gorge belongs to

2. Use their senses to explore and identify things that are found in the New River Gorge

3. Describe things they can do to protect parks like the New River Gorge

Pre-visit activities are:

Post-visit activities are:

Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:
History/Social Sciences - SS.K.3.6
English/Language Arts - RLA.K.3.1, RLA.K.3.2
Science/Technology - SC.K.2.1, SC.K.2.2, SC.K.3.1, SC.K.4.1, SC.K.4.3


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.