• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

People Are Part of the Ecosystem

Program Description
Students learn how people depend on the parts of an ecosystem to survive. Students role play the parts of an ecosystem and how humans fit into the natural world. Students visualize how people interact with the living and non-living parts of the ecosystem. They learn how the ecosystem depends on people to protect it.

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

Grade Level: 3rd

Program Length: 1 hour


Theme
People are connected to their living and non-living environment.


Instructional Objectives:

1. Explain how people are part of an ecosystem

2. Name a human or natural threat that can affect an ecosystem

3. List three ways that New River Gorge NR and people can protect ecosystems



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


Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:
History/Social Sciences - SS.3.4.6, SS.3.4.7
Science/Technology - SC.3.3.1, SC.3.3.2, SC.3.4.4, SC.3.6.3

Did You Know?

Ranger and children at park overlook

Over one million visitors come to New River Gorge National River each year. Park rangers assist visitors and help them better understand the park and the park resources.