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Geology Rocks Weekend at Blackwater Falls

August 19, 2021 - August 20, 2021

Blackwater Falls will be rocking this weekend with geology programs and walks. Join Geologist Jim Britton and Naturalist Paulita Cousin for a Thursday, August 19 evening program, and on Friday, August 20, the geology program is outdoors at Pendleton Point Overlook.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Dig It!
The visiting geologist with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey presents an evening presentation about “The Mountain State.” Program includes examples of rocks and an introduction to what lies beneath the surface in an informal yet interesting presentation. Program is about an hour long; open to the public at no cost. 7:30 p.m. at the Blackwater Falls Nature Center. YPP

Friday, August 20, 2021

Rockin’ It on the Trail of Geology
Let’s ramble deeper into the rocks, terrain and perhaps fossils that make Blackwater Falls State Park. Program begins at scenic Pendleton Point overlook at 10:00 a.m., then explores a rock and root strewn path with a short but steep grade of less than ½ mile. About 90 minutes. Program is open to the public at no cost. YPP

Participate in the Geology Rocks Weekend and earn a “Geology Rocks” patch.

Cousin is a member of National Association of Interpreters and a Certified Interpretive Guide. For more information, contact Paulita at Paulita.L.Cousin@wv.gov or call the nature center, Tuesday – Friday at 304-259-5511.

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August 19, 2021
August 20, 2021


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