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Kids to Parks Day at Blackwater Falls
May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Kids to Parks Weekend. Activities are ways to enjoy the outdoors and nature at Blackwater Falls State Park during your visit. Activities and programs are at the nature center unless indicated otherwise. Nature Center hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. Bird Sit
Time to sit back and watch the nature center feeders for feathered friends. We’ll help you identify our bird visitors.
1:30 p.m. Nature Journaling
A program to introduce you to recording your thoughts, emotions, ideas and observations through words and drawings. Paper and Pencil provided.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 – Kids to Parks Day!
Ask about our Young People for Parks program and how to earn a certificate today!
9:00 a.m. Beginners Bird Walk
Meet at the Blackwater Falls Sled run for a short stroll around the area looking for feathered friends.
10:30 a.m. Tree Planting
It is all about our native spruce and helping to plant a few spruce trees. A great opportunity for the family to come back and check on the growth of their tree throughout the years. About 2 hours.
2:30 p.m. Leaf Press Craft
Visit the nature center and let’s learn about some of our plants and create your own leaf and flower press. $3.00 craft fee.
4:00 p.m. Herb Garden Craft
Learn about herbs and to create your own herb garden to take home.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
9:30 a.m. Beginners Bird Walk
Meet at the Blackwater Falls Overflow and Bus Parking area near park intersection for a short walk looking and
listening for feathered friends. About 1 hour, 1 mile.
12:30 p.m. North Woods Walk
We’ll meet at the Sled Run for this guided and educational stroll through a northern hardwood forest. About 70 minutes, 1 mile.
3:00 p.m. Earth Awareness
You can help the environment around you. Meet us at the nature center to get started. About 30 minutes.
4:00 p.m. Vultures and Slime making
Some call them buzzards, but really it is all about vultures in West Virginia. We’ll use everyday household items to create a baggie of slime to take home. About 1 hour. YPP
Hiking trails are open. Visit the trading post and be sure to take time to view Blackwater Falls.
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