Skyline Drive: Milepost 80.1 to 90.0
Park, with its deciduous forest, craggy peaks, and mountain streams,
is an ideal outdoor classroom. Imagine a kindergartner drawing a map
of the sounds he hears around him in the forest.
Or a fifth grader
looking for evidence of weathering and erosion on mountain slopes.
Picture high school students collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates as a way to determine stream health.
Park offers a wide variety of education programs for
students in kindergarten through high school.
Park's education programs enhance classroom instruction with field
experiences that support the Virginia Science Standards of Learning.
They are fun, active, well organized, informative, and engaging.
Students enjoy the hands-on experiences and the opportunity to make
first-hand observations that these programs provide. They also
benefit from the discovery that they have a national park in their
Park strives to provide education programs that address the needs of
schools and neighboring communities. Education programs employ
hands-on, sensory-based activities and encourage problem solving and
critical thinking. They communicate the mission of the National Park
Service and the significance of Shenandoah National Park, and foster
environmental stewardship. All programs support the Virginia
Standards of Learning.
83.7 Dundo Group
October 30 (noon).
Groups may make reservations to use
Dundo Group Campground. Dundo is a primitive campground open to
groups with a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20. Facilities
include seven large group sites, pit toilets, and water. One site
has a wheelchair accessible picnic table and a raised fire grate.
Reservations are required. Call 1-800-365-CAMP.