Shenandoah was Virginia’s first national park and was dedicated on July 3, 1936. We rode up and down Skyline Drive to admire the amazing beauty of Shenandoah National Park. We saw panoramic views from overlooks scattered all over the drive which stretches for 105 miles. Beyond Skyline Drive you can find another Shenandoah, where bears roam the hollows and brook trout play in the streams. We saw beautiful wildflowers and saw quartz and other rocks which lined the forests.
Ranger Elsie shared that you can find many things to do while in Shenandoah. Biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, camping, picnicking, and more. We were on a mission to find the elusive Shenandoah Salamander which lives in the higher elevations of Shenandoah NP. This salamander is endangered because the red back salamander are encroaching in on its territory. You see, the Shenandoah Salamander are endemic to the park and are being run out. We are asking our students for help. What can you propose to help with this problem? How can we continue the lifespan of the endemic Shenandoah Salamanders? Share your ideas on Social Media and tag #natparkchallenge @dacia92 @npseducation The park rangers need your help!
Traveling along, Dacia & Steve