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Blackwater Falls Nature Activities

August 24, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 26, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Getting outdoors in August at Blackwater Falls finds a variety of activities to enjoy. Unless otherwise indicated, activities are held at the nature center area.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

YPP opportunity: 11:00 a.m.
Lost in the Woods Children’s Nature Film & Finger-painting Craft. Join Aspen, recreation assistant, for this film about an old box turtle that helps a lost raccoon learn the truth about a fawn who sleeps alone in the woods. About 30 minutes. Afterwards, enjoy using your fingers to paint a picture. NR

Craft Time: 1:30 p.m.
Sun Catcher Craft – $1.00-$12.00
Use colorful paint on raised outline areas to make a piece to hang in your window and allow light to shine through with recreation assistant, Aspen.

YPP opportunity: 3:00 p.m.
Amphibians Nature Film
Join recreation assistant, Aspen, to investigate the double life of creatures that live both on land and in water. About 30 minutes. NR

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Craft Time: 1:30 p.m.
Log Cabin Craft- $10.00
Use glue to assemble the pieces, then stain your cabin for this DIY project. Optional: add snow and replica candy to make it a wooden “gingerbread” house decoration with recreation assistant, Aspen. Project not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

YPP opportunity: 3:00 p.m.
Birds of the Gods Nature Film
Enjoy this journey to the island New Guinea with Aspen, recreation assistant. About 1 hour.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

YPP opportunity: 9:00 a.m.
Heart Healthy Walk
Join the park naturalist, Paulita, in Blackwater Lodge Lobby for this interpretive walk along a section of three park trails. About 2 miles, 90 minutes.

YPP opportunity: 11:30 a.m.
Mammals Nature Film
Join Aspen, recreation assistant, to enjoy some amazing facts and folklore about our favorite furry animals. About 30 minutes.

YPP opportunity: 1:30 p.m.
West Virginia Snakes
Join the park naturalist, Paulita, to hear about snakes of West Virginia, expel some myths and perhaps leave with a new appreciation of these reptiles! Perhaps a live eastern ratsnake or eastern milksnake will make an appearance. About 1 hour.

Craft time: 2:30 p.m.
Wooden Snake-$2.50
Join Aspen, recreation assistant, to use paint to create your own snake that “slithers” with a twist of your wrist.

Swimming is permitted in at Pendleton Lake in the designated (Roped Off) area at own risk.
Face covering is required inside public buildings by Executive Order. Social distancing is encouraged. Thanks for staying safe. Park activities and other useful information is available at lodge, camping area and nature center.

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August 24, 2020 @ 1:01 am
August 26, 2020 @ 1:01 am