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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Natural Communities

Program Description
Students explore what human and natural communities are, who lives in each and how they depend on each other. They participate in several hands-on activities that help them to understand what a community is and how living things depend on each other to survive.

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

Grade Level: 2nd

Program Length: 1 hour


Theme
Plants and animals at New River Gorge National River live together in communities.

Instructional Objectives:

1. define community

2. give an example of how plants and animals interact

3. state two ways that New River Gorge NR and people can protect natural communities

Pre-visit activities are:
Post-visit activities are:


Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:
English/Language Arts - RLA.2.3.1, RLA.2.3.2
Science/Technology - SC.2.2.1, SC.2.3.1, SC.2.3.2, SC.2.3.3, SC.2.4.2, SC.2.4.5, SC.2.6.2


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.