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 »
Students acquire a basic understanding of water resources and their importance. Students learn about the issues that threaten water resources, the sources of the problems, and the ways that they can help. Students learn through a variety of age-appropriate hands-on activities, games, and water testing.
Burnwood, Canyon Rim, Glade Creek, Grandview, Sandstone Falls, and Thurmond
2nd – 5th
Water Quality Overview
Water is the liquid that sustains life and must be protected.
1. Identify what water is and state one reason why it is important
2. Describe two ways that water gets polluted
3. List three ways that we can take care of our water resources
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
Create Your Own Water Cycle
Personal Water Use
Water Quality Monitoring
Let’s Sing About Water
WV Content Standards met:
Science/Technology - SS.2.2.2, SC.2.2.5, SC.2.3.1, SC.2.6.2, SC.3.2.1, SC.3.2.4, SC.3.3.1, SC.3.6.3
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.