New River Gorge: Your Outdoor Classroom

New River Gorge National River invites you and your students to participate in our environmental education program. We offer curriculum-based, ranger-led educational programs both in the classroom and at the park as well as a number of on-site (in-park) ranger-led education programs. All programs are free of charge and open to all schools and teachers.

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Historic photo of train at Thurmond Depot

Thurmond: Teaching with Historic Places

Get lesson plans for students to learn about the historic railroad town of Thurmond and the significance of the railroad to the New River Gorge area.

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Plan a Field Trip

Bring your class to New River Gorge. Check the Field Trips page for all you need to know.

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Curriculum-based Education Programs

The park's educational staff offers a series of curriculum-based, ranger-led educational programs for kindergarten through eighth grade students.

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Ranger conducting a program for students at Grandview

On-site Education Programs

Bring your class to the park for a variety of on-site, ranger-led education programs.

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