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

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Self Guided Programs

A teacher and her students on a self-guided education program.
NPS photo
 

Many groups use Shenandoah National Park to meet their own educational goals. Educational groups can use any of the more than 500 miles of trails in the park, view films and tour the interpretive exhibits at the visitor centers, or become Junior Rangers by completing their own Junior Ranger Explorer Notebook. School groups may request an educational fee waiver for free admission to the park for their field trip.

Self-guided Curriculum-based Programs

In addition to the ranger-guided programs, Shenandoah National Park provides training and lesson plans for kindergarten, 1st grade, and earth science teachers to enable them to prepare for and lead curriculum-based field trips to the park. Teachers are required to attend an instructional workshop to receive the materials and training.

Come to Your Senses (Kindergarten
Shenandoah Residents (1st grade)
Exploring Earth Science in Shenandoah National Park (7th-12th grade)

 

Did You Know?

Closeup photograph of the tiny fuschia blooms of hepatica.

Hepatica is usually the first of many native wildflowers to bloom in the spring in Shenandoah National Park. More...