Nature Activities at Pipestem

Enjoy these free activities at Pipestem Resort State Park. Activities marked with * occur at the Nature Center. Fee free unless indicated. Get outside and enjoy the arrival of autumn.

MONDAY, September 16th

10:00 a.m. Nature Journaling*- It’s a wonderful introduction to nature journaling; what it is and how to do it. A blank unlined journal or sketchpad and a pencil are required for this activity. If you don’t have these materials, a starter journal and artist’s pencil can be purchased at the Pipestem camp store for $8.00. Ages 12 through adult welcome.

3:00 p.m. Monarch Butterfly Talk*- Learn about the fascinating life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. YPP

TUESDAY, September 17th

10:00 a.m. Beginner Knitting- Meet Lynn in the lobby of McKeever Lodge where you can learn, handson the fundamentals of knitting. Ages 10 years through adult welcome.

2:00 p.m. Origami Butterfly*- Make a butterfly using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding called origami. Ages 10 years through adult welcome.

WEDNESDAY, September 18th

9:30 a.m. Deer Stroll – Discover the natural history of the white-tailed deer as you take a short walk near the Nature Center. (1 hour)

1:00 p.m. Turtle Talk*- Come by the Nature Center to meet and learn about our three turtles from Logan. (30 minutes) YPP

3:00 p.m. Leaf Rubbing*- A fun leaf rubbing art activity.

6:00 p.m. Raccoon Puppet Craft- Meet at the picnic tables by the Nature Center to make a raccoon puppet! (30 minutes – 1 hour)

THURSDAY, September 19th

9:00 a.m. Southside Trail Hike and Stretch – Meet Lynn at Park Headquarters for a Stretch and Hike where you can enjoy the benefits of stretching muscles coupled with a moderate hike, all while surrounded by the beauty of nature. (1 hour)

1:00 p.m. The Mighty Chestnut Tree; Eyewitness Recollections*– Hear the written accounts of eyewitnesses as they recall what it was like when the American chestnut was the primary source of timber in the Appalachian Mountains. See chestnut seedlings that were bred to resist the blight. YPP

3:00 p.m. Finger-paint Flowers * Create artistic flowers using finger paint.

5:00 p.m. Dragonfly Craft*- A fun craft where we shape dragonflies out of pipe cleaners and add beads. (1/2 – 1 hour)

9:00 p.m. Moth Night* We will try to attract moths using a black light and a white sheet. In the event of rain, this activity will have to be cancelled. (1 hour) YPP

YPP stands for Young People for Parks. Kids 6-16 years of age are eligible for a patch and certificate after they attend and participate in three programs marked YPP. For more information, stop by the Nature Center.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: September 16 - 19, 2019
  • End Date: September 19, 2019

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