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Another Really Great Weekend: Twin Falls
July 28 – July 29
Visit Twin Falls and enjoy these activities July 28-29, 2023. Butterflies, solar ovens, and a glow walk invites you to attend. Fee free. Open to the public. Family friendly. Join us!!
FRIDAY, July 28, 2023
10:00am. – “BE A FRIEND TO POLLINATORS”
Pollinators are in trouble! Bees, bats and other animal pollinators face many challenges in the modern world. Habitat loss, disease, parasites, and environmental contaminants have all contributed to the decline of many species of pollinators. Meet at the Amphitheater area to learn how you can help. Program will last around 30 minutes. This program will not be canceled due to rain. (YPP) Lead by Ace England Our Summer Naturalist, Ace is new to the game but is very excited to lead and learn about the natural world. Participants will receive a handout with information on how you can help pollinators and also a seed packet containing seeds to get your own garden started.
12:00pm. – “FALLS TRAIL HIKE”
Hike, stroll, or walk whichever is best for you. Meet at the Falls Trail parking lot located near the front entrance of the park to visit both the Foley Falls and the Blackfork Falls and get a look at the two famous falls that was the namesake to “Twin Falls’ Resort State Park. This is a
loop trail and is 1 ¼ mile long very rocky along the bottom portion of the trail, the trail tends to hold water so it can be muddy and soft in areas. Wear sturdy boots, bring some water and bug spray and join us. (YPP) Lead by Ace England Summer Naturalist.
2:00pm – 4:00pm NATURE CENTER r will be open.
SATURDAY, July 29, 2023
12:00pm. “SOLAR OVENS”
Bring the kids to Shelter 4 to make solar ovens with Ace our Summer Naturalist. The solar oven you build in this activity is a relatively simple one made from a pizza box, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and a sheet of paper. Parents are encouraged to help in the activity. (YPP) Allow 1 hour
2:00pm. To 4:00pm. – NATURE CENTER will be open.
5:00pm. “SUMMER BUTTERFLIES”
Did you know that the earliest known butterfly fossils date from approximately 40 to 50 million years ago? That’s a really long time ago and these beautiful insects are very much carrying on their genes year after year for hopefully millions more.
West Virginia hosts 138 species of butterflies. Meet at the Amphitheater area as Ace tries and net some species that call Twin Falls home. Allow 30 minutes for the program. (YPP)
9:00pm. “GLOW WALK”
Let’s light it up! The walk will be on the cart path of the front 9 of our beautiful Twin Falls championship golf course. Bring your glow sticks and get as crazy as you can to glow, we will offer glow sticks to participants so no need to stress if you don’t have what you need, we have you covered! Meet at the Pro Shop parking lot located near the Splash Pad.