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June 19, 2019 @ 1:01 am - June 23, 2019 @ 1:01 am
Things to do at Holly River the week of June 19 – 23 include:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
4:00 p.m. ARCHERY – Learn the basics of target shooting, long shots, how to hold a bow, take aim & load arrows. (YPP) Archery range across from office.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – WV DAY
11:00 a.m. WV DAY SONG FEST – Join naturalist Jane Birdsong for a 40-minute concert in Old Pavilion or out front, featuring our state song “West Virginia Hills” and other songs by WV songwriters: Billy Ed Wheeler, Colleen Anderson & more.
1:00 p.m. TURTLE TIME Learn the 3 most common turtles in our part of West Virginia and how to help them cross the road safely. (YPP) Windy Gap Schoolyard (Old Pavilion if raining)
4:00 p.m. WV DAY SONG FEST – Repeat of concert featuring WV songwriters song and sing-along.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
10:00 a.m. OAK RIDGE TRAIL HIKE – Meet naturalist on office porch. We will carpool down to the trail head near baseball diamond. Bring snacks or lunch and water. Wear sturdy shoes. Walking stick or trek poles helpful. (YPP)
4:00 p.m. ARCHERY – Learn the basics of target shooting, long shots, how to hold a bow, take aim, load arrows. (YPP) Archery range across from office.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
10:00 a.m. WATER – WHERE IT COMES FROM & WHERE IT GOES (YPP) Meet in Windy Gap Schoolyard for interactive games that teach the water cycle & why our limited freshwater sources need protection from industrial & chemical pollutants.
2:00 p.m. NATURE CRAFT: ORB SPIDER’S WEBS (YPP) Meet in Balli Shelter to learn about orb weavers and create a woven orb of your own.
4:00 p.m ARCHERY – Learn the basics of target shooting, long shots, how to hold a bow, take aim, load arrows. (YPP) Archery range across from office.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
11:00 a.m. TREE ID WALK (YPP) Join our park naturalist for a short walk around the office area to identify the diversity of hardwoods and conifers in this Eastern Temperate Rainforest we call home. Meet at picnic table on office porch.
3:00 p.m. FRISBEE FREE-FOR-ALL – Team up for some Frisbee games in Windy Gap Schoolyard.
7:00 p.m. FIREBUILDING 101 Meet Naturalist at Campfire Circle on Laurel Fork Trail (you can park at Carpenter Pavilion or Anderson Center parking lot). Kids can learn campfire building basics and toast some marshmallows safely. (YPP)
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