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Tracking & Woods Lore Weekend at Twin Falls

March 5, 2021 - March 6, 2021

This is an outdoor and discovery weekend that takes a step back in time to the 18th century, when American Indians and European Americans lived closer to nature. Learn some skills that were necessary for everyday life and learn of the cultural sharing that has made our modern lives richer. Enjoy nature, drama, tracking, and history in outdoor and indoor settings. Presented by Trails, Inc. this weekend is an outdoor experience.

For participants enrolled in the Master Naturalist (MN) Program, this weekend may count toward class hours in: (1)

Friday, March 5, 2021

7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Welcome and Cultural sharing of 18th century Eastern Woodland Indian hunting techniques and frontier tracking regalia. Snack and weekend overview. Mental skill with skulls: “Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again.”

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through the evening hours, activities include Paw Print Identification*, Hunter/Gatherer/Scavenger Hunt*, “Nose to the Breeze & Ear to the Ground,”* Medicinal/Edible/Useful Plants of Eastern Woodland Indians*, Discovery Hike* and Gabriel Arthur’s 1674 Trip through Western Virginia. Dinner is part of the weekend package.

Sunday, March 6, 2021

“Top Tracker & Recap” starts at 9:00 a.m., followed by Nature in Winter*, Observing the Effects of Winter Conditions on Plants and Animals*, and afternoon choices of Animal Signs and Calling, Early American Naturalists. Evening programs offered are “Listen to the Dark” or “Animals of Interest: Extinct, extirpated, rare, threatened and endangered species near Twin Falls.”

This weekend is limited to 25 participants. The overnight package for two individuals sharing a room is $272 and includes two nights’ (Friday and Saturday) lodging, all classes, presentations and instruction, snacks at breaks, and group supper Saturday evening; single occupancy room is $186.40. Attending workshop only is $85.60.

Contact Tammy.D.Cooper@wv.gov at Twin Falls Resort State Park to learn more about this indoor/outdoor experience and exploration of 18th-century lifestyle in a 21st-century state park setting. Conversation about what to bring and wear for the outdoor classroom, as well as indoor activities, helps the first time participant to come better prepared for this adventure in tracking and woods lore. This is an excellent learning environment. The event is fee-based and overnight accommodations are available by calling 304-294-4000.

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March 5, 2021
March 6, 2021


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