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Start the Week Outdoors: Cacapon

July 11, 2022 - July 12, 2022

Start the week outdoors at Cacapon. Monday and Tuesday activities are about things you can find or observe in nature. Join us July 11-12 2022 for these free programs and if you can’t attend an activity visit the nature center that is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Activities are at the nature center unless indicated.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Tai Chi
This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit. Location near the nature center.

Paddle Boat Adventure
Join park naturalists for a guided outing on the lake. $5 per person for the boat rental. This is a lovely morning experience. First come, first serve.

Sights and Sounds of Summer
What sounds are you hearing lately? Spring frogs or toads? YPP

Non-native invasive plants & insects
Discover what invasive plants and insects are here in the park. Learn how to identify them and how you can help reduce the invasion!

Woodland Box Turtle
Come and learn some fun facts and ways to help this turtle survive! Its our only land turtle in West Virginia. YPP

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

WV Trees
Discover some common trees. West Virginia’s state tree is the Sugar Maple. YPP

Power of Pollinators
Join the summer naturalist to learn the importance of pollinators and try to find some! This program is full of information and useful for when you’re home and thinking about gardens, yards and flowers. YPP

About the nature center:
The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park’s history and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Morgan 1934-41. Other West Virginia natural exhibits include an extensive taxidermy collection of wildlife- fish, birds, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, elk, and eastern gray wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes.

About Young People for Parks
YPP is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. These programs are indicated on the weekly program by the YPP logo. Participants will also complete the information on a special YPP brochure. After turning it into the park’s naturalist, each participant will receive a state park incentive for participating in three specified programs. All ages are welcome!

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July 11, 2022
July 12, 2022
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