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Blackwater Falls WV Weekend

June 24, 2020 @ 1:01 am - June 28, 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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wooden Wiggly Snake Craft
Stop in the Nature Center any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for this craft. Craft fee: $2.50

2:00 p.m. Woodland Box Turtle
Learn about the only land turtle in West Virginia followed with a fun and interactive game for the entire family. Little walking. About 1 hour. YPP

5:00 p.m. Amphibians of the Woods and Water
Meet at the Sled Run Fire Circle to enter the woods and actively search for amphibians (perhaps a reptile!). Carly will assist in identifying the local herps, along with proper handling techniques for this sensitive group. About 1 hour. 1/2 mile or less. YPP

7:30 p.m. History Alive! Harriet Tubman
The West Virginia Humanities Council presentation by Ilene Evans of Thomas, WV, is this evening. Harriet Tubman’s contribution to the northern war effort during the Civil War was significant. She served in Beaufort and Hilton Head, South Carolina, under General Hunter and General Saxton, aka General Moses. She was active throughout the Civil War leading raids, acting as a nurse, a cook, an organizer, a spy, and a soldier. She was present at Fort Wagner when the Yankee troops advanced under Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Generals sought out her expertise at guerrilla warfare and subterfuge. She was never paid the regular wages of a soldier, even though her contribution was just as significant. She sings and soothes the suffering soldiers and sends word back home of their triumphs and their needs. Open to the public at no cost. About 1 hour. YPP

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Paracord Bracelet Craft
Stop in the Nature Center any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for this craft. Craft fee: $4.00

10:00 a.m. North Woods Walk – Meet at Sled Run Fire Circle for this guided and educational stroll through a northern hardwood forest. About 1 mile, 70 minutes. Pet Friendly Walk. YPP

1:00 p.m. Nature Writing Nook
Join us at Pendleton Point Overlook Salt Sands Sign to sit back and relax at one of West Virginia’s inspiring views. Inza will guide suggestions for writing to help inspire and relax your day. Please, bring along a towel or blanket for sitting atop, as well as writing tools. Inclement weather may relocate this program to a covered shelter nearby. About 1 hour. YPP

3:00 p.m. Disc Golf Basics
This game is expanding in popularity nationwide. Inza will be there help you to learn the basics and compete on a shortened course. Players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. About 1 hour. Equipment available on first come basis.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Neon Woven Bracelet Craft
Weave your own neon colored bracelet by asking recreation assistant in Harold Walters Nature Center any time between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Craft fee: $1.25

10:00 a.m. Kids Nature Film and Finger Painting
Inza will be your host. Watch a short film about white tailed deer followed by finger painting. Limited to 20 participants on first come basis. YPP

2:00 p.m. Sun Printing and Nature Stroll
It’s a fun competition scavenger hunt! Then choose an item approved by your game host for your sun print. Afterwards use the power of the sun to create a work of art. Craft fee: $1.00 About one hour. YPP

4:00 p.m. Backyard Bugs
Join the recreation assistant and sit back and watch a fun film about bugs. About 30 minutes. Limited to 20 participants on first come basis. YPP

7:00 p.m. Family Movie Night
Some old-fashioned soda and snacks available for purchase. Limited to 25 participants on first come basis.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

4:00 p.m. Tracking Down Tracks
Join the summer naturalist, Carly, to explore how to identify animal footprints using molds. Slime making at conclusion of activity. About 1 hour. YPP

7:00 p.m. Campfire Stories – Come to campfire circle to enjoy a traditional park campfire of stories and more. About 1 hour. YPP

9:00 p.m. Night Prowl
Let’s explore the world of darkness. There are many aspects of nature that occur between dusk and dawn but many people are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with being outside at night with no light. It’s fun to explore how the human body compensates for the lack of light and hear about nocturnal wildlife. Please, keep your flashlights in your pocket until instructed by the naturalist. Sturdy shoes required; not recommended for very small children. About 70 minutes. YPP

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Suncatchers Craft
Stop in the Nature Center any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for this craft. Craft fee: $1.00 to $10.00 depending on craft selected.

10:00 a.m. Outdoor Interdenominational Worship
Blackwater Lodge lawn canyon side with Pastor Ruth Bullwinkle. Inclement weather cancels this service. Limited to 25 participants for social distancing; participants required to wear a mask.

11:00 a.m. Wildlife Yoga
Join Carly for some fun “wildlife” positions on the fenced basketball court. About 1 hour. YPP

1:00 p.m. Oh Deer!
Join the summer naturalist to hear about our most visible wild animal and play a game. About 1 hour, little walking. YPP

4:00 p.m. Habitat Sit
Join the summer naturalist for a short hike to explore components in a habitat. About 1 hour, little walking. YPP

Activities planned will observe social distancing. Please honor guidance provided by park naturalist based on directives currently in place as established by the Governor.

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June 24, 2020 @ 1:01 am
June 28, 2020 @ 1:01 am