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Beech Fork Labor Day Weekend Activities

September 3, 2020 @ 1:01 am - September 7, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Outside programs at Beech Fork State Park invite you to participate in some summer fun. Enjoy these contact-free activities.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Monarch Butterfly Craft at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through metal tunnel) to learn about the Monarch butterfly and its migratory journey through a fun craft and story! YPP

Bingo at 3:00 p.m.
Not your ordinary bingo! It’s West Virginia themed bingo! Meet your naturalist at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to get the game started!

Rock Animals at 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to paint your own rock animal! Paint will be provided. Bring your own rock! Due to paint supply, please do not bring multiple rocks. One rock per person.

Night Hike at 8:00 p.m.
Join your naturalist at the campfire circle for a nocturnal hike on the Long Branch Trail as we observe the sights and sounds of the forest as nighttime approaches! YPP

Friday, September 4, 2020

Make Your Own Tic-Tac-Toe at 11:00 a.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to make your own portable tic-tac-toe game!

West Virginia Scavenger Hunt at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in front of the Camper’s Corner Store to pick up your list of West Virginia related items to find throughout the park!

Furs of West Virginia at 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about native animals to West Virginia AND observe the pelts of four of those animals! YPP

In The (Pollination) Zone at 6:00 p.m.
Join your naturalist in front of the Camper’s Corner Store as we walk to the park’s very own pollinator fields to observe some late summer flowers and learn about the significance of this pollination zone at Beech Fork. YPP

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sensory Scavenger Hunt at 2:00 p.m.
For this scavenger hunt, you will be using your eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and maybe even your feet! Meet at the Camper’s Corner Store to pick up your list! YPP

Smokey’s Friends – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to learn about the true story of Smokey the Bear and how YOU can help prevent wildfires! YPP

Bingo at 6:00 p.m.
Not your ordinary bingo! It’s West Virginia themed bingo! Meet your naturalist at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to get the game started!

Night Hike at 8:00 p.m.
Join your naturalist at the campfire circle for a nocturnal hike on the Long Branch Trail as we observe the sights and sounds of the forest as nighttime approaches! YPP

Sunday, September 6, 2020

“Selfie” Scavenger Hunt at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your phone or a camera and meet outside the Camper’s Corner Store to pick up your list! Meet back at 2:00 p.m. to show your pictures!

Honey Bee Craft at 3:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to color your own honey bee and make a fun craft with it! You might even learn something new about honey bees!

Turtle Talk at 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to learn about native WV turtles and how YOU can help protect them! YPP

In The (Pollination) Zone at 7:00 p.m.
Join your naturalist in front of the Camper’s Corner Store as we walk to the park’s very own pollinator fields to observe some late summer flowers and learn about the significance of this pollination zone at Beech Fork. YPP

Monday, September 7, 2020

Make Your Own Tic-Tac-Toe at 11:00 a.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to make your own portable tic-tac-toe game!

West Virginia Scavenger Hunt at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in front of the Camper’s Corner Store to pick up your list of West Virginia related items to find throughout the park!

Rock Animals at 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to paint your own rock animal! Paint will be provided. Bring your own rock!

Furs of West Virginia at 6:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to learn about native animals to West Virginia AND observe the pelts of four of those animals! YPP

Adventure Packs
Borrow one of our adventure packs anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 7 days a week – in the park office! It’s filled with fun activities to complete during your stay at Beech Fork! Show your completed pack to the front desk and receive a fun prize!

“Some Summer Butterflies”
Help us create an inventory of butterflies native to Beech Fork! Take a picture of a butterfly, log some info, and email us your findings! See the fliers posted at the park headquarters for specifics and more information!

Young People for Parks (YPP) is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. Participants will also complete the information on a special YPP brochure. After turning it into the park’s naturalist, each participant will receive a YPP patch. See your naturalist for the brochures and additional information.

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Start:
September 3, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
September 7, 2020 @ 1:01 am