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Blackwater Falls Activities

June 24, 2021

Enjoy nature activities when you visit Blackwater Falls State Park.

Blackwater Falls Nature Center is open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. All activities meet at the nature center unless noted otherwise.

9:00 a.m. Beginners Bird Walk
It’s a walk with Park Naturalist Paulita Cousin along park trails/road to hear or see some of our feathered friends. About 1 mile, 1 hour. YPP

10:30 a.m. Amphibians of the Woods
Kacey the naturalist greets you at the Sled Run Fire Circle for a walk into the woods to search for amphibians (and perhaps a reptile!). Learn some common identification of herps and proper handling techniques for this sensitive group of animals. About 1 hour. 1/2 mile. Please, wear sturdy shoes. YPP

11:00 a.m. Pet Rock Craft
Have fun with this craft. With Olivia’s help, you will add paint, glitter, and wiggly eyes to create a pet you don’t have to feed or water. Craft fee: $1.00

12:30 p.m. Wooden Paddleboat Craft
Let’s paint and glue together a rubber band powered boat. Craft fee: $2.00

1:30 p.m. Fern and Fern Allies Walk
Meet at the playground in the picnic area near Cabin 27 to learn the identification of some of the ferns and their allies along Spudder Track Trail. This activity is hosted by Paulita Cousin, NIA/CIG. About 1 mile. 1 hour. YPP

2:30 p.m. A Light from Yesterday
Naturalist Kacey hosts this special afternoon program to learn about earlier techniques of lighting your home. Then, try your hand at making your own beeswax candle. About 45 minutes. Craft fee: $2.00. YPP

3:30 p.m. Don’t be a Litter Bug– Be a Litter Getter!
Brittany welcomes all ages to learn about litter, discover how long it takes some litter to disappear and then put on some gloves to remove some litter from the area. Give us a helping hand with some special attention given to remove fishing line at Pendleton Lake. About 1 hour. YPP

5:00 p.m. Mason Jar Craft
We will apply a decal on a gold or silver flecked mason jar to create a holiday theme craft. Craft fee: $5.00 includes candle.

7:00 p.m. Nature Movie Night
Discover the truth about the infamous weasel family, often portrayed as villains and associated with the unsavory behavior. Do they deserve this reputation? Find out in the hour-long video. YPP

Activities and nature-based programs are scheduled throughout the week. Check the bulletin boards for additional activities and information.

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June 24, 2021


Blackwater Falls State Park
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