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Things to Do at Cacapon

January 25, 2020 @ 1:01 am - January 26, 2020 @ 1:01 am

When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities are held at the nature center unless otherwise indicated. The Nature Center is open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily, Wednesday – Sunday, but will not be open on Wednesday, January 23.


SATURDAY, January 25

10:00 a.m. Wings of Winter: Winter Birding in West Virginia
Join the naturalist in the lodge lobby for a morning walk around 45 minutes. Excellent for any age.

2:00 pm. Wild & Wonderful WV Art Collage
Join local artist and park volunteer at the nature center to make your own collage! What do you enjoy about WV and the state parks?

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. VIPP Program Information w/Clark Dixon and Friends
The VIPP program has welcomed individuals, families and friends to park programs and recreation since 1985. The reward is enjoying special places across West Virginia, state park and forests, sharing nature with children, and relaxing. If you are a VIPPer stop by and pick up your name tag. Not a VIPPer? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this visitation program. Clark welcomes the opportunity to meet and get you started in this special memory maker. Location: Lodge Lobby

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monarch/Pollinator Display w/Biologist Sue Olcott, Lepidoptera and Pollinator Conservation Project Leader, WVDNR.
Take advantage of meeting and talking one-on-one with our evening program guest. A bird watcher as well as West Virginia butterfly and pollinator conservation project leader, Sue is someone to meet and discuss wild gardens, pollinator plots and conservation of native species. Location: Lodge Lobby

4:30 p.m. Cacapon Park Welcome
If you are a first time visitor to Cacapon Resort State Park, join the park naturalist to learn more about park’s history, unique interests and area heritage.

6:00 p.m. Winter Dinner Invitation
If attending any programs or staying the evening, join us for dinner at Cacapon Restaurant. Dinner specials will be available. It is a time to meet new park visitors and catch up with each other as VIPPers or folks interested in the visitation program. Dinner is on your own dime. Folks joining the group received a Winter Dinner memento, eligible for door prizes (they’re fun) and a hearty welcome from park naturalist and superintendents or other staff.

Monarch and Pollinator Conservation: Ecosystem Genesis
Join us as our special presenter Sue Olcott shares an awesome Monarch program. West Virginia hosts over 2,300 species of flowering plants. Although many of these are pollinated by the wind, most are pollinated by insects or other animals, making them vital to the health of ecosystems and our own survival. Pollinators are integral to plant production, which supports everything else. If you enjoy gardening, beekeeping, and landscaping with flowers, this is an evening program for you. Open to the public. Light refreshments. No fee to attend.

SUNDAY, January 26


10:00 a.m. Plan and Plant a Monarch Way Station
Take advantage of learning how to plan and plant a monarch way station and general citizen science programs you or groups you are involved with can create. Sue Olcott presents a short program at the Nature Center.

1:00 p.m. Meadow Film
Enjoy a short film on how to create your own urban or suburban wildflower meadow.

MONDAY, January 27

10:00 a.m. Tai Chi
This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit. Held at the Lodge. (1 hour)

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January 25, 2020 @ 1:01 am
January 26, 2020 @ 1:01 am