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Pipestem Nature Activities

July 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am - July 19, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Pipestem Resort State Park sits on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, which carves through the plateau to the scenic Bluestone River 1,200 feet below. Visit us at the Nature Center which is open Thursday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 17, 2020

9:00 a.m. Day Hike Preparation
Meet with Linwood at the Nature Center. Don’t wait until you are halfway through your hike to realize you need something. Basic preparation to handle the mountains of West Virginia, and some tips for when you are lost and desperate. YPP

9:30 a.m. Dogwood Hike
Meet Natalie at the Nature Center for a walk along the Dogwood Trail. This relatively easy trail strolls through the woods and passes by an old farm pond before returning to the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

11:00 a.m. Monarch Butterfly Talk
Meet Lynn at the nature center and learn about the fascinating life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. YPP

12:30 p.m. Water Purification
Meet Linwood at the Nature Center and learn how water is purified in nature and how we can turn nature water into drinking water that is safe for our consumption. A variety of options and methods while camping and hiking. YPP

1:00 p.m. Origami Butterfly
Meet Lynn outside the Nature Center where you will make a butterfly using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding called origami. Ages 10 years through adult are welcome.

2:00 p.m. Nature Hunt
Meet Natalie at the Nature Center. She will post a list of objects outside to look for in Nature. (1/2 – 1 hour) YPP

5:00 p.m. Some Tips and History on Archery
Meet with Linwood at the camp archery target range. Information for beginners with tips and history for those who have already learned the basics.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

10:30 a.m. When You Get Your Knickers in a Knot
Use the Correct Knot! Meet Linwood at the Nature Center and learn how to tie the right knot for the right job. Beginners to experts and repeat guests welcome. There are always new knots to learn! You can bring your own rope or use one of ours. YPP

12:00 p.m. Salamander Craft
Meet Natalie at the Nature Center for a fun activity where you can learn about the Red Eft and make one to take home using only pipe cleaners and a magic marker. (Ages 10 and up recommended) YPP

1:30 p.m. Crosscut saw and Sawbuck Demonstration
If you cut your own firewood, or just want to see how it was done before chainsaws, come to the Nature Center and meet Linwood to get ideas for your own sawbuck and see how the two-person crosscut saw operates.

2:30 p.m. 3 – 2 – 1 – Ignition! From spark to campfire
Meet at the Nature Center and learn about the variety of ways to create that first spark to get the fire lit and keep it going. YPP

5:00 p.m. Some Tips and History on Archery
Meet with Linwood at the camp archery target range. Information for beginners with tips and history for those who have already learned the basics.

6:00 p.m. Pipestem Charades
Meet Natalie behind the Campground store for a game of charades featuring things you might find in the park. A way to make social distancing fun!

7:30 p.m. Mammals of Pipestem
Meet Julie at the Nature Center to learn about six different mammals you may encounter at Pipestem. (1/2 – 1 hour) YPP

Sunday, July 19, 2020

8:30 a.m. Sunday Service – Join us in the Amphitheater for Sunday service. (1/2 – 1 hour)

1:00 p.m. Story Time
Come see Natalie at the Harris Cabin for story time. All ages welcome.

NATIONAL MOTH WEEK
Moth Night at Pipestem – 9:00 p.m.
Meet Julie at the Nature Center for some moth watching. She will have a black light and white sheet set up to attract moths. Bring a flashlight and don’t forget your phone or camera to capture the moth moments. You may also want to bring a chair if you have one. In the event of rain, this program may have to be canceled. (1 hour) YPP

National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.

Please maintain proper social distancing and wear a mask while participating in all programs, activities, and while visiting park facilities.

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Start:
July 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
July 19, 2020 @ 1:01 am