Vehicle Fuel Available at Big Meadows ONLY!
Vehicle fuel is only available at Big Meadows (mile 52). Gas service has been discontinued at the Loft and Elkwallow areas.
There has been an outbreak of Norovirus among Appalachian Trail (A.T.) hikers. For information about how to protect yourself click here. More »
Geology: Our Rockin' Earth
The Earth is constantly changing and evolving. These changes occur through natural processes such as plate tectonics, weathering, and erosion, while other changes are caused by human actions. By studying Earth’s dynamic geologic makeup and rock cycle, students will understand the forces and processes that create Earth’s various landforms and develop an appreciation for the importance of geology in people’s lives. As human and environmental impacts are evaluated, stewardship behaviors that support a healthy world will be explored and practiced.
Following the park experience and classroom activities, the students will be able to
Virginia Science Standards of Learning Addressed:
Strand: Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change
5.7 - The student will investigate and understand how the Earth’s surface is constantly changing. Key concepts include
Did You Know?
Over 340 structures in Shenandoah National Park are listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of their significance both for architecture and their contribution to understanding the broad themes of American History? More...