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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Spring Student Explorer Programs

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Program Descriptions

Deer's Ears
Grades Pre-K
Explore your five senses on a fun-filled train ride through the national park. Along the route, we'll answer the questions that little minds want to know: Is your nose as good as a coyote's? Can you hear as well as a deer? Are your eyes as sharp as an owl's? Are your taste buds the same as a raccoon's? Is your sense of touch similar to a river otter's? This interactive program will utilize all five senses as you explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

All Aboard For Animals
Grades K - 3
The All Aboard for Animals program facilitates a journey of discovery and revelation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Climb aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to explore the natural beauty and cultural history of CVNP through the window of the train. Park Rangers and volunteers will share pelts, skulls and stories of the animals who call CVNP home.

Are We There Yet?
Transportation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Grades 4 - 6
Are We There Yet? Transportation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park explores the history of transportation in CVNP. Students will have the opportunity to view and experience a historical form of transportation while participating in interactive activities. During the program students will explore how different modes of transportation have changed the landscape of the Cuyahoga Valley and the lives of those who have lived and traveled here.

Explore The Underground Railroad
Grades 6 - 8 and High School
Explore the Underground Railroad takes your students on a journey through the harsh realities that were the Underground Railroad. Traveling through an area utilized by runaway slaves, students will participate in hands-on and interactive activities. Join Park Rangers and costumed characters as they draw your students into a complex period of history when individuals used their lives to change the world.

Advanced Reservations are required.


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African American History and Culture, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, History, Landscapes, Slavery, Social Studies, Transportation
National/State Standards:
Ohio Academic Content Standards
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