Education Programs

The Park as a Classroom

Welcome teachers and other educators! Shenandoah National Park is an ideal resource for in-depth learning experiences with cross-curricular activities in science, history, social studies, language arts, and math that meet National and State learning standards. 

In accordance with COVID-19 pandemic health and safety guidance, no in-person ranger-led programs will be offered until further notice. See self-guided programs and distance learning programs for alternatives.

Our education office offers many resources for educators to enjoy the Park with their students, including: ranger-led education programs in the park, ranger visits to the classroom, pre-written lesson plans for teachers to utilize at the park, live distance learning education programs to connect classrooms to the park, interactive online curriculums that can be done in the classroom or at home, academic entrance fee waivers for self-guided field trips to the Park, and other educational resources.

Professional development opportunities for educators are offered periodically throughout the year.

Education Program support provided by generous donations from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

Last updated: September 9, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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