Following the park experience and classroom activities, the students will be able to
City and state parks are areas of land set aside for public recreation. In addition to other
facilities, they may provide playground equipment, sports fields, picnic areas, and paths
to walk or bicycle. National parks are places where natural, cultural, and historic
resources are protected and preserved for present and future visitors to enjoy.
Stewardship behaviors such as recycling, reusing, and resource conservation can help
in the preservation of all the world's environments.
Children gain information about their world through their five senses. Through
investigation and discovery, they can identify, compare, and classify items and discover
similarities and differences in the world around them.
Shenandoah National Park is an exceptional environment to develop sensory
awareness with a variety of habitats and diversity of plants and animals. Children can study patterns, textures, sights, sounds, and smells to further their knowledge and
enthusiasm about their world.