• sun setting over the gorge

    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?

View of New River at McCreery, WV

The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.