New River Trail State Park will be able to visit Hillsville Elementary School and use this Water Garden as a part of their environmental education programs. Once the School Yard Habitat is complete they will be able to use all aspects of the facility for outdoor and hands-on learning.
Teachers will also be able to use this habitat as a part of their curriculum and this gets students learning in an outside classroom.
The second stage of the project will focus on the Weather Station which will begin this fall or early next spring.
For general park information go to www.virginiastateparks.gov or call New River Trail State Park at 276-699-6778. The park is located at 176 Orphanage Drive, Foster Falls, VA 24360.
Overnight reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or by booking on line.