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Copal, Wildlife Walk, Truth or Lie Stroll: Blackwater Falls
August 21 – August 24
The variety of scheduled activities for August 21 – 24, 2023 at Blackwater Falls State Park is open to the public and for all ages. Activities are hosted at the nature center unless indicated otherwise. The Nature Center is open Sunday – Friday from 10:30AM – 5:00PM and Saturday from 10:00AM-7:00PM. The boathouse is open 10:30AM – 5:00PM Wednesday – Sunday until Labor Day and closed on Monday and Tuesday, except on a holiday.
MONDAY, August 21, 2023
10:45 a.m. CRAFT TIME!
Join the staff for their choice of universe themed craft. Craft fee varies up to $2.00. YPP
11:30 a.m. PARACORD CRITTER FUN & MOVIE
Join the staff to create a critter of their choice to make using paracord string then
enjoy a short nature film. NR. FREE Craft. YPP
1:00 p.m. KIDS NATURE FILM & FINGER PAINTING FUN
Join the recreation assistant for a short film about a worried scarecrow as winter approaches while using your fingers to paint a picture. NO FEE. YPP
2:00 p.m. GINGERBREAD MAN CRAFT
Join the staff to decorate a cardboard gingerbread man for $1.00.
TUESDAY, August 22, 2023
11:00 a.m. PREHISTORIC AMBER/COPAL CRAFT
Join the recreation assistant for this craft activity. The sample fossilized over millions of years! Leaves, flowers and insects have been found trapped inside and scientists have learned a great deal about prehistoric times by analyzing the DNA of these little extinct creatures perfectly preserved by the hardened resin that surrounds them. (Just like in the movie Jurassic
Park!). The amber/copal comes in its natural state (dull and “crusted”) and we provide the simple tools to remove the crusty shell and polish the piece into a smooth, lightweight golden gem. If you polish a piece really well and look closely, some even contain an insect! .
The amber can be polished in anywhere from 30-45 minutes or more depending upon the piece and the shininess desired! Recommend- ed for ages 6 and up. Limited to first come basis. Craft fee: $3.00
1:00 p.m.. WILDLIFE OBSERVATION WALK & CRAFT
Join the attendant as we explore different habitats in search of wildlife and plants around the nature center. About 45 minutes. Afterwards create a habitat plate craft. FREE. YPP
3:00 p.m. BINGO
Enjoy this classic game for the entire family with the recreation attendant. Small novelty prize to winners. About 45 minutes.
WEDNESDAY, August 23, 2023
10:00 a.m. AMPHIBIANS OF THE WOODS
Join the park naturalist at Sled Run fire circle to walk into the woods in search of amphibians that call it home. Learn how to protect these sensitive critters and more. Sturdy shoes required. Snakes will be looked at but not handled. About 1 hour. YPP
1:00 p.m. TODDLER TIME
Join the naturalist for a reading of a book. About 15 minutes. YPP
2:00 p.m. The BEE MOVIE & CANDLE MAKING
Join the naturalist to create a candle then watch a movie while it solidifies. Craft fee: $4.00. About 1.5 hours. YPP
THURSDAY, August 24, 2023
9:00 a.m. TRUTH OR LIE STROLL
Join the seasonal naturalist for a stroll as he interprets along the trail and it’s up to you to discover what is the truth and what is the lie. About 45 minutes. 1/4 mile. YPP
1:00 p.m. FOAMY CRAFT
Join the staff to create a work of art using shaving cream and color. Craft fee: $1.00.
2:00 p.m. MOVIE TIME– Join the staff to sit back and enjoy a classic movie. Title and rating
released at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m.
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