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Kanawha State Forest Activities

June 26, 2020 @ 1:01 am - June 28, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Come learn about the natural world at Kanawha State Forest with Park Naturalist Casey.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy Chocolate Pudding Day!

2:00 p.m. – Dirt Cups (YPP)
It’s chocolate pudding day! Meet your naturalist at Shelter #7 to learn about the important role insects play in our ecosystems while making a sweet chocolate treat! Every precaution will be taken to comply with social distancing guidelines as you make your individual treats.

7:00 p.m. – Leave No Trace (YPP)
Do you know the seven Leave No Trace principles? Meet your local naturalist at Shelter #7 and find out how YOU can be a more responsible camper/hiker/wildland caretaker.

Saturday, June 27, 2020
It’s National BINGO Day!

1:00 p.m. – HISTORY ALIVE!
History Alive! Nellie Bly – Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world. Come take a trip through history; meet at the soon-to-be Nature Center (former swimming pool) at 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – All About Coyotes (YPP)
Did you know that the coyotes that scatter our mountainsides aren’t exactly coyotes? Not in the way that western coyotes are! Meet at the campground office to learn all about the habitat, habits and interesting facts about eastern coyotes in West Virginia.

7:00 p.m. – Wildlife BINGO!
In honor of National Bingo Day, stop by the Campground office to pick up a bingo sheet. Take pictures of what you find around the campground and return to the office by 8:00 p.m. to show your naturalist. First family to return with BINGO wins a 10% off coupon for the gift shop! Bonus Bingo: First ten families returning with a bingo get a ceramic car coaster.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

4:00 p.m. – Tree Trek (YPP)
There are roughly 65 species of trees that grow in Kanawha State Forest. Meet your naturalist in the parking lot at the former site of Camp Kanawha and the old swimming pool (soon-to-be Nature Center) for a guided walk through the Arboretum to learn how to identify trees you will find throughout the forest!

7:00 p.m. – Bird Feeders (YPP)
One of the most important things you can do for wildlife conservation is to not feed the animals. One animal you can usually feel good about feeding are birds! Come make a pine cone bird feeder (peanut allergy friendly) you can take home with you while learning about the adverse affects of feeding deer, bear, opossums and other wildlife.

YPP is Young People for Parks program. Youth 6-16 participating in three YPP activities and completing the what I discovered leaflet, received a certificate from the naturalist and/or forest superintendent. Let’s get excited about being outside and learning about Kanawha State Forest and nature.



June 26, 2020 @ 1:01 am
June 28, 2020 @ 1:01 am