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Bluestone State Park Activities
August 13 - August 15
Enjoy mid-August activities at Bluestone State Park. Naturalist Jonathan invites all ages and general public to participate. Activities are free to attend unless indicated.
FRIDAY, August 13, 2021
Spoon Carving and Regional History
Join the naturalist at the shelter behind the Bluestone State Park activities building to learn about the local history and some basic wood craft as I demonstrate how settlers would create traditional dinner ware. *ypp
Primitive Fire Starting
Ever wonder about how to start a fire without a lighter or match? Come to the shelter behind the activities building to learn the basics of flint and steel fire starting as we light the weekly camp fire. *ypp
Weekly Camp Fire
We will continue the evening at the shelter behind the activities building with a relaxing campfire. Come to relax, swap stories, watch the evening animals, or learn about the basics of campfire cooking.
Introduction to Astronomy
Finish the evening in the field behind the activities building with an introduction to astronomy and telescopes. *ypp
SATURDAY, August 14, 2021
11am: Match and water rockets:
Join naturalist Jonathan at the picnic shelter to learn the basics of match and water rocketry. Science and fun!!! *ypp
Bird Watching and Binoculars
Meet me at the fishing pier below the office to learn the basics of binoculars and watch the birds of the lake. *ypp
Boundary Trail Nature Hike
Meet at the activities building to embark on a nature hike along the Boundary Trail and back along the Big Pine and Turnpike Trails. Length 4.5 miles; Difficulty moderate. Long pants and closed toed shoes are strongly recommended.
6-8pm Tie dye
Tie dye is behind the activities building to create a one of a kind tie dye tee shirt. Park shirts are $10 or bring your own for $5 exact change taken on site or you may pay beforehand at the office.
Join the naturalist behind the activities building to learn about the nocturnal park animals and plants. Flashlights are encouraged. *ypp
SUNDAY, August 15, 2021
Be at the swimming pool house to create giant bubbles and learn the science of fluid films. Science and fun!!!
Let’s heritage craft! Meet at the Meador bath house area to create a historic dip candle and learn about primitive lighting methods. Candles are $1, exact change accepted on site or prepay at the office. *ypp
We’ll meet at the office to take a trip to the creek to see what organisms we can find and learn about. Expect to have wet or muddy feet. *ypp
Riverview Trail nature hike
Meet at the office to go on a nature hike along the River view Trail. Length .5-2.5 miles; Difficulty easy-moderate. *ypp
Join the naturalist behind the activities building to create a one of a kind tie dye tee shirt. Park shirts are $10 or bring your own for $5 exact change taken on site or you may pay beforehand at the office.
YPP is a program for youth ages 6-16 to learn and discover more about nature. Participate in three activities marked YPP to earn a certificate and acknowledgement from the park naturalist.
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