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Compass Use, Bears and Blackwater Falls

October 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am October 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

A popular program at Blackwater Falls State Park is about ‘bear awareness’. Take advantage of the American Black Bear program presented by the park naturalist and more October 3 – 4, 2022. Planned activities begin or are conducted at the nature center unless indicated.

MONDAY, October 3, 2022
Nature Center Open: 10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
FBI Hike
Join the seasonal naturalist, Kenny, to become an investigator in search of “criminal activity” within the natural world. About one hour, a little walking. YPP

1:00 p.m.
Finding Your Way
Kenny Noland conducts a program about how to use a map and compass. When gps fails old school orienteering may save the day. About 45 minutes. YPP

2:00 p.m.
Compass Craft
Use markers and other materials to create a compass. Craft fee: $2.00

TUESDAY, October 4, 2022
Nature Center Open: 10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
First Snow in the Woods Kids Film
A worried scarecrow in a pumpkin field watches the animals prepare for winter. NR. About 30
minutes. YPP

11:30 a.m.
Use finger paint paper and paint to create a work of art for the family fridge. Everyone is welcomed. Fee free and fun!

1:00 p.m.
Park Naturalist, Paulita Cousin is passionate about help people understand what to do if they see a black bear in the wild. Black bears are a very interesting species and understanding them is important to your safety as well as the safety of the bear. This program is designed to create a better understanding of the black bears and how to interface with them in a positive manner.
Please, join us for this presentation about West Virginia’s state mammal. Everyone welcome. No fee to attend. Please ask questions. About 1 hour YPP


October 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Blackwater Falls State Park

United States