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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Habitats

chipmunk
Louise McLaughlin
 

Program Description:
Students learn that the area where a living thing finds food, water, and shelter is its habitat. Students understand that to protect wildlife, we must protect habitat. Students listen to The Salamander Room; they visualize what an animal needs to survive. Students explore habitats using animal puppets and enjoy other participatory activities, which the park ranger has chosen to effectively meet the objectives of the presentation.

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

Grade Level:
1st

Program Length:
1 hour

Theme
Park land is important plant and animal habitat.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Define habitat and identify why habitats are important

2. Name an animal or plant that lives in New River Gorge National River and describe its habitat needs

3. State one thing he or she can do to protect animal habitats

Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:
English/Language Arts - RLA.1.3.1, RLA.1.3.2
Science/Technology - SC.1.2.1, SC.1.2.2, SC.1.3.1, SC.1.3.2, SC.1.4.2, SC.1.4.4

Did You Know?

AMTRAK train at Thurmond, WV

You can "catch a train" to visit the park! The AMTRAK Cardinal travels through New River Gorge on its route from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.