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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Youth Arts in the Parks 2014 Nature Festival

ranger and students at Grandview
 
2014 Nature Festival flier
 
students and ranger at Youth Arts Nature Festival

Spring is in the air and the time for the Youth Arts in the Parks Nature Festival is almost here! This free event for middle school students grades 6 - 8 will be conducted at Grandview in New River Gorge National River on April 8th and 9th, 2014. Through this event, students will discover the diversity of Appalachian ecology through exploration of the nature in park, a day of artistic, educational activities.

Advanced registration is required by April 2. Schools will be selected on a first-to-register basis.

We hope you're intrigued with this hands-on, field approach to help students learn and grow while in nature. We hope to see you at Grandview!

 

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.