• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Curriculum-Based Education Programs

 

Shenandoah National Park's curriculum-based education programs enhance classroom instruction with field experiences that support the Virginia Standards of Learning. Education programs employ hands-on, sensory-based activities and encourage problem solving and critical thinking. They convey the mission of the National Park Service, the significance of Shenandoah National Park, and encourage environmental stewardship.

Shenandoah's education programs are teacher-led or ranger-guided depending on the grade level. The programs are active, well organized, engaging, and fun! Students enjoy the hands-on experiences and the opportunity to make first-hand discoveries that brings classroom instruction to life. They also benefit from the discovery that they have a National Park in their own backyard.

For all curriculum-based programs, teachers are required to attend an instructional workshop prior to bringing their students on a program.

Did You Know?

A old picture of the Hoovers sitting on the porch of thier cabin at Rapidan Camp, in Shenandoah National Park.

You can visit President Herbert Hoover’s summer vacation home, Rapidan Camp, in Shenandoah National Park. More...