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Activities at Blackwater Falls

October 15 - October 17

Nature-based activities start at the Blackwater Falls Nature Center and participation is open to all park visitors. Join us.

FRIDAY, October 15, 2021
The nature center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
Let’s learn to make a Candle
Join the staff to follow the process of creating a candle. Craft fee: $3.00

1:30 p.m.
Jewelry Making Craft’s
Join the staff to create a beaded bracelet, crystal necklace, friendship bracelet, paracord bracelet and more. Craft fee up to $5.00

2:30 p.m.
I spy Way up High
Join seasonal naturalist, Madelene, to create a weather window and explore the world of clouds. About 45 minutes. Little walking. Craft fee: $2.00 YPP

SATURDAY, October 16, 2021
The nature center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Bear Aware & Bear Claw necklace craft
Are you prepared to meet a Black Bear? Are they teddy bears? Can your actions harm the Black Bears? Join the park naturalist, Paulita, to hear some answers to these questions and more. Afterwards, create a replica bear claw necklace. Craft fee: $2.00. About one hour. YPP

11:45 a.m.
A Bear’s Life Game
Enjoy this fun and lively game in the life of a black bear on the old tennis court. Young children may need help reading. Suitable for all ages. YPP

12:30 p.m. Tree Video and Leaf Press Craft– Join the naturalist’s to view a video about trees while creating a press for tree leaves. About 45 minutes. Craft fee: $2.00 YPP

1:00 p.m.
Terrific Trees
Why are trees so terrific? Discover some answers to that question with seasonal naturalist, Madelene, on this walk along some park trails . About one mile. About 1 hour. YPP

2:00 p.m.
Tree Printing Art
Join the park naturalist, Paulita, to use a tree cookie, sandpaper, flame and paint to create a unique picture for your wall. Craft fee: $3.00. Children will need assistance from an adult family member. 1-1.5 hours. YPP

3:00 p.m.
The Buzz on Bees– & Mason Bee House Craft
Its all about bees from mason to honey, then create a mason bee house for $3.00. YPP

SUNDAY, October 17, 2021
The nature center is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 a.m.
Fireflies & Craft
Let’s learn more about fireflies and some reasons for their declining numbers. Includes, the creation of a glowing firefly craft. Craft fee: $2.00 YPP

11:00 a.m.
Butterfly and Moth Nature film with Craft
Enjoy a film about butterflies and moths while creating a metamorphosis craft. Film watching is free, craft fee is $1.00 YPP

2:30 p.m.
Family Movie Time
A film about everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket stealing bear. Rated PG about 80 minutes.

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