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 »
Introduction to National Park
Students engage in hands-on activities to see, hear, smell, and feel things that live in or are found in a park like New River Gorge National River. Students have a variety of experiences associated with using their senses that may include coloring pictures, singing about animals, or listening to a story about parks. Students learn to recognize the National Park Service arrowhead and to understand the park ranger to be a person who cares about parks and who cares about them.
Available to schools in:
Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers counties
New River Gorge National River is a park that belongs to everyone.
1. Recognize New River Gorge National River as a park that belongs to everyone
2. Recognize the National Park Service arrowhead and park rangers
3. Name three things that are protected in parks, in particular in New River Gorge National River
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?
The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.