Ranger Guided Programs

A ranger leads a group of young students across Big Meadows.

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Shenandoah National Park offers free ranger-guided, curriculum-based programs for grades 2-6 that directly support the Virginia Science Standards of Learning and the National Science Education Standards. Teachers are required to attend a free instructional workshop prior to bringing their students on a program. At the workshop, teachers receive pre-visit and post-visit activities to be used in the classroom and learn how best to incorporate the park program into their classroom lesson plans. Park rangers lead the in-park programs, which generally last two hours. Group size is limited to 45-60 students and reservations are required.

2nd grade - Habitats of Shenandoah
3rd grade - Adaptations for Survival
4th grade - Ecosystems: The World-wide Web of Life
5th grade - Geology: Our Rockin' Earth
6th grade - Watersheds: Mountains to the Bay

Leave No Trace and Wilderness Resource Education

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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