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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Responsible Actions

Program Description
Students learn about cause and effect, and through role play, they make choices. Students understand that an individual can make a difference. Students discuss ways that they can take care of the world around them.

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

Grade Level: 5th

Program Length: 1 hour

Our actions and choices directly affect our environment.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Explain responsible action

2. Describe two ways that our actions and choices can harm the park and/or the environment

3. Name three ways that they, as students, can take care of parks and the environment as a whole

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


WV Content Standards met:
Science/Technology - SC.5.6.1, SC.5.6.5

Did You Know?

AMTRAK train at Thurmond, WV

You can "catch a train" to visit the park! The AMTRAK Cardinal travels through New River Gorge on its route from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.