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Cacapon Outdoor Activities
August 7, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 9, 2020 @ 1:01 am
When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities begin at the Campfire Circle near the Nature Center unless noted**. The Nature Center is typically open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Most programs are one hour in length and begin at the nature center or campfire circle. Activity flier is posted at the nature center.
Friday, August 7, 2020
10:30 a.m. Nature Journal Walk
Discover a new mountain bike trail while learning about tree health and structure. Bring your own journal and pencil or we will provide paper and colored pencils to take home your drawing. YPP
1:30 p.m. WV Birds
Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Get your YPP bird guide and checklist. YPP
3:30 p.m. History Walk
Take a stroll through the lower lake area to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their time here.
7:30 p.m. SPECIAL PROGRAM
Wings of Wonder: WV Birds of Prey
Free Presentation by Three Rivers Avian Center from Hinton, WV, returns again, bringing live birds of prey! First hand observe and learn about hawks, eagles, falcons, & owls! ** Location is now outdoors at park gazebo in the picnic area near the nature center. Outdoor seating of park benches is available, but bringing your own chairs to spread out over the lawn area is encouraged, as well as masks for everyone’s safety and social distancing.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. Monarch Study Blooming Plants
Help conduct a field survey on flowering plants at the park’s monarch way stations. The information is recorded for Monarch Joint Venture as a nationwide assessment for monarchs. All ages welcome! Bring bug spray, sunscreen, & sturdy shoes, long pants recommended. Earn a monarch scout patch!
1:30 p.m. Cacapon Tie-Dye
Join us at the Nature Center for a fun afternoon of tie-dying! Make this a State Park tradition & take home your own park tie-dye T-shirt! ***State Park T-shirts sold at Nature Center. $10.00 will cover T-shirt & dye.
4:00 p.m. Magnificent Monarchs
Let’s explore the milkweed flowers and see what we find. Learn about the amazing monarchs! (1 hour) YPP
7:00 p.m. History Alive! Sacagawea
This free presentation is a History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Sacagawea will be portrayed by Mary Dailey who will provide a first-person historical characterization of her journey as an interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804 as the lone female member of the Corps of Discovery. Seating provided in campfire circle or bring a chair if needed. Rain backup will be held at CCC picnic shelter.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
10:30 a.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP
1:30 p.m. Monarch Observation Study
Help conduct a field survey counting monarchs at the park’s monarch way stations. The information is recorded for Monarch Joint Venture as a nationwide assessment for monarchs. All ages welcome! Bring bug spray, sunscreen, & sturdy shoes, long pants recommended. Earn a monarch scout patch!
3:30 p.m. Orienteering 101
Learn the basic use of a compass on our new course! YPP
Young People for Parks
YPP is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. These programs are indicated on the weekly program by the YPP logo. Participants will also complete the information on a special YPP brochure. After turning it in to the park’s naturalist, each participant will receive a state park incentive for participating in three specified programs. All ages are welcome!
Nature Center operations and programs are following recommended social distancing guidelines established by the governor of 6’ apart and maximum gathering of 25. Programs will be first come, first served. Please wear masks when indoors. Let’s all have a fun & safe summer together!