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Blackwater Falls Nature Activities

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

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

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Young People for Parks Opportunity: 11:00 a.m.
Be Black Bear Aware
Join the park naturalist, Paulita, to hear fun facts about our state mammal. Also learn some safety tips to protect you, your family pet and the black bears. About one hour.

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 1:30 p.m.
Meet our Turtles & Craft
Learn the story of our nature center turtles and perhaps a little about their relatives in West Virginia. Afterwards, paint a turtle bank to take home to store your cold cash. About one hour. Craft fee: $2.00

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 3:00 p.m.
Fossil Facts
Join Carly Cunningham to discuss how fossils are made. At the conclusion, learn how to create your own fossil to take home. About one hour, No walking.

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 7:00 p.m.
In 1887, to be hired as a reporter with Pulitzer’s New York The World, she feigned insanity to get committed to a lunatic asylum with no guarantee of release. Her subsequent articles on the conditions and treatment of the “patients” led to improvements in the care for the mentally ill. In January of 1890, she bested the time of the fictional Phileas Fogg from the book, Around the World in Eighty Days.

Bly uncovered corruption, championed safe working conditions, was the voice for poor children and women, interviewed many well-known persons including Susan B. Anthony and Emma Goldman, participated in the Suffrage Movement, ran a steel manufacturing business which offered childcare and healthcare, and was the first female war correspondent on the Eastern Front during World War I.

Portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood, this evening program at the Nature Center (outside weather permitting) is made possible by WV Humanities Council and West Virginia State Parks interpretive programming activities. Free to attend. Open to all public.

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 8:30 p.m.
Let’s celebrate national moth week by observing moths. We will be using a white sheet and lights to explore native moths and perhaps other nightly visitors. About 2 hours.

Sunday, July 26, 2020
Interdenominational Worship at Pendleton point Overlook 10:00 a.m.
Inclement weather cancels this activity and mask required. About 30 minutes.

Morning Craft of the Day is Log Cabin at 10:00 a.m.
Craft fee is $10.00. Assemble and stain a wood cabin or create a wooden log cabin gingerbread house for a Christmas decoration. Due to length of project this craft is not recommended for small children

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 11:00 a.m.
Wildlife Yoga
Join Carly on the fenced Basketball Court by the Nature Center (moved indoors during inclement weather) for some yoga in wildlife poses. About 1 hour.

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 1:00 p.m.
Habitat Journaling
Time to explore components in a habitat and how they change. Then learn how to create your own nature journal to keep track of changes in the environment around you. This will be fun to read in later years or even be review of local flora and fauna for a future generation. About 1 hour. Paper and Pencils provided.

Afternoon Craft of the Day is Sport Bracelet– 1:30 p.m. $1.00

Young People for Parks Opportunity: 3:00 p.m.
Strolling Among the Trees
Join the summer naturalist, Carly, to explore the area around the nature center to identify trees and also hear fun facts along the way. Little Walking. About one hour.

Programs and activities begin at the Nature Center, unless indicated. Activities planned will observe social distancing. Please honor guidance provided by park naturalist based on directives currently in place as established by the Governor. Face coverings inside public buildings are required by Executive Order as of July 7, 2020. Social distancing encouraged.


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