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August 17, 2018 @ 9:01 pm
The place to be for outdoor fun and nature is North Bend State Park. Activities on this Saturday include:
9:00–11:00 a.m. Nature Center Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature.
12:00 p.m. Creek Critters – Put on your water shoes and get ready to get wet as you dive into the small world of critters that inhabit our local creeks and streams. Collect and observe crayfish, insect larva, and other aquatic invertebrates in this interactive program. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP
2:00 p.m. Tie Dye* – Learn how to tie dye your very own North Bend T-shirt! Shirts will be available to purchase and dye during this activity for $8.00 per shirt. All youth and adult sizes will be available. This makes for a great souvenir of your time at North Bend and a fun way to show your support of West Virginia State Parks. A variety of patterns and dyes will be available, so you can create your one of a kind shirt! Space can be limited, so come anytime during the 2 hour block. We will meet in the Nature Center. (2 hours)
5:00 p.m. GPS and Geocaching – Learn the basics on how to use your GPS device for the newest way to treasure hunt, geocaching! A limited number of GPS devices will be available for you to use as we search for some of North Bend State Park’s hidden caches. Basic instruction and information is best for geocachers 12 and above. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1.5 hours)
8:30 p.m. Night Hike – Have you ever wondered about the nocturnal world and how some animals are able to survive in the dark? Find out as you use all your senses to experience the Extra Mile Trail at night and the many creatures that lurk just beyond the shadows. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1.5 hours) YPP