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Stars, Wings, and Nature Things: Blackwater Falls

August 12 - August 14

Mid-August finds these weekend programs and activities planned at Blackwater Falls on August 12-14, 2022. The nature team welcomes you. Join us.

FRIDAY, August 12, 2022

Nature Center Open: 10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Make a Constellation and Stars Craft anytime today for Free in Harold Walters Nature Center.

Note: Peak Night for Perseids is August 12 into the morning of August 13, 2022.
About 9:20 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The Moon may wash out all but the brightest but the brightest

10:30 a.m. — Bust n’ Boom Talk
Join the park naturalist in Blackwater Lodge Lobby for an introduction to the history of the area. No walking. About 45 minutes. YPP

11:30 a.m. — Herb Garden Craft
Create a herb garden for your window at home while learning about some herb use and herbal teas with naturalist, Kenny, and staff. YPP

1:30 p.m. — Leaf a Long Hike
Join the seasonal naturalist, Kenny, to learn about tree identification and more along Balsam Fir Trail. About 1.5 miles, 90 minutes. YPP

2:00 p.m. — Butterflies and Wings
Join park naturalist, Paulita, to listen to the story of our state butterfly, the Monarch. We may even stroll outside to look for butterflies. Create a pair of child sized cardboard “stained glass” butterfly wings during this program. The use of a utility knife requires an adult to assist their child. This is such a fun program. Join us. About 1 hour. Craft fee: $4.00 YPP

3:00 p.m. — Celestial Wind Chime Craft
Join the staff to paint a windchime. Craft fee: $3.00

SATURDAY, August 13, 2022

Nature Center Open: 10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Make a Constellation and Stars Craft anytime today for Free in Harold Walters Nature Center.

10:30 a.m. — Who was Porte Crayon?
Find naturalist, Kenny in the Bus/Falls overflow graveled parking area near the park intersection for a short walk to Blackwater Falls . Along the way, learn a little history of the area and hear about Porte Crayon adventures. About 1 hour. YPP

11:30 a.m. — Gingerbread House Fun
Join the staff to put together a wooden gingerbread house and then stain and decorate. Craft fee: $3.00

1:00 p.m. — I Spy Way up High
Let’s create a weather window, learn about clouds then go outside (weather permitting) to lay back and observe clouds while using our imagination to create fun shapes. About one hour, with a little walking. YPP

2:00 p.m. — Bugs & Bees
Backyard Bugs Nature Film & Save the Bees Bracelet Craft. Join in at the nature center.
Craft fee: $2.00 YPP

3:00 p.m. — Nature Stroll
Join seasonal naturalist, Kenny, to stroll around the nature center investigating anything nature then to make a picture with the power of the sun. FREE YPP

SUNDAY August 14, 2022

Nature Center Open: 10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. Natural Cordage & Basket Craft
Naturalist Kenny enjoys teaching some basics about creating cordage from plants. Yes! Plants. Afterwards, participants have an opportunity to weave a small basket. Craft fee: $15.00. Limited to 12 participants and payment required to reserve your spot. About 1 hour. YPP

11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Twisted Tie Dye
Join the staff to create your own Blackwater Falls Souvenir t-shirt. Sizes limited to first come basis. Adult sizes $10.00, Youth sizes $8.00.

1:30 p.m. — Friendship Bracelet
Join the staff to weave a single bracelet for free.

3:00 p.m. — Turkey Suncatcher Craft with the attendant.

Color in a suncatcher turkey window decoration using colorful suncatcher paint. Craft fee: $1.00

3:30 p.m. — Let’s Talk Turkey w/ Kenny
This program is about the wild turkey success story for conservation.
About 45 minutes. YPP

A direct line to the nature center is 304-259-5511
All Activities meet at Harold Walters Nature Center unless otherwise noted in description.
Ask about the YPP (Young People for Parks) activity and rewards.
Sunday interdenominational worship at Blackwater Falls Lodge at 9:00 a.m.


August 12
August 14
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