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Bluestone Outdoor Programs

August 20, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 23, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Outdoor activities at Bluestone State Park encourage exploration of nature from nature hikes and fishing to unique activities like giant bubble making! Join Naturalist Jonathan Lipscomb as we adapt to distancing and have a great time participating. Youth, adults and families welcomed.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

1:30 p.m. Compass Navigation
Join Naturalist Jonathan at the Meador campground bathhouse to learn the basics for compass navigation and try to find a geocache (hidden item). *YPP

3:00 p.m. Stream Walk
Meet beside the fishing pier to explore the wildlife that lives in surveyors creek along the Rhododendron Trail. *YPP
5:00 p.m. Spoon/Bowl Carving demonstration
Meet at the shelter behind the activities building to learn about the basics of how spoons and bowls were carved before power tools. *YPP

Friday, August 21, 2020

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fire Building
Learn how to start a fire without matches. We will also cover the basics of fire safety. Located at the shelter behind the activities building. *YPP

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Campfire: Join us at the shelter behind the activities building for a weekend campfire. Come to talk, sing, and enjoy the glow.

9:30 p.m. Astronomy!
Join Naturalist Jonathan after the campfire behind the activities building to view the night sky. We will be looking at the constellations and the moon. Weather permitting. *YPP

Saturday, August 22, 2020

2:30 p.m. Candle Making – heritage art
Meet beside the Meador bathhouse to learn about how dip candles are made. These are the candles that were used in many areas up to the invention of the light bulb. This activity costs $1 per person. *YPP

5:00 p.m. Fishing
Meet Naturalist Jonathan at the fishing pier below the office for a couple hours of relaxing evening fishing. *Free biodegradable igloo cooler with attendance, one per family while supplies last.

7:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Join Jonathan at the office for a hike along the River View Trail. This 2-mile trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

2:00 p.m. Meet Naturalist Jonathan at Meador Campground bathhouse for a hike along the River View Trail. This 2-mile trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River.

4:30 p.m. Animal Show and Tell
Meet behind the activities building to learn about the different types of animals in our park and how you can help protect them. *YPP

5:00 p.m. Candle Making
Join us behind the activities building to learn about how dip candles are made. These are the candles that were used in many areas up to the invention of the light bulb. This activity costs $1 per person. *YPP

6:30 p.m. Friendship Bracelets
We will be meeting behind the activities building to create basic friendship bracelets. These are $1 each to cover materials. We may sing the song “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold.” Join us.

Children age 12 and under must have an adult present at activities.
Fishing licenses are required for anyone 15 years and older.
Licenses may be purchased at www.wvfish.com and at local bait shops.
Masks are required for all activities in close proximity.
We appreciate your social responsibility when outdoors and when we are closer than six feet.
*YPP Young People for Parks program (see naturalist for more information)

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Start:
August 20, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
August 23, 2020 @ 1:01 am