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.
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?
Construction of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive began in July 1931 on an acquired 100-foot right-of-way through privately owned land. The park was not established until four-and-a-half years later. More...