• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Introduction to National Park

young student coloring
 
Program Description
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

Grade Level:
Kindergarten

Program Length:

1 hour

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

Instructional Objectives:

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


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?

Historic Logging Railroad at Garden Ground

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.