Portions of Rend Trail closed for Bridge Repairs
Portions of the Rend Trail, formerly known as the Thurmond Minden Trail, will be closed effective immediately due to safety concerns. More »
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 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.