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Weekly Activities at Holly River

June 26, 2019 @ 1:01 am - June 30, 2019 @ 1:01 am

Things to do at Holly River the week of June 26-30, 2019

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

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 27

11:00 a.m. NATURE CRAFT: DRAGONFLIES. Meet in Windy Gap Schoolyard to learn about these amazing insects, their life cycle, and make one to take home. (YPP)

2:00 p.m. FIREFLIES Learn about “luciferin'” which allows these creatures to glow and send messages to each other. Make a glow message of your own. (YPP) Old Pavilion.

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

11:00 a.m. NATURE CRAFT: BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS. Learn their similarities and differences and choose one to color and to take home. (YPP) Windy Gap Schoolyard

1:00 p.m. STREAM SEARCH. Learn the life cycles of insects and search for their larva under rocks in Laurel Fork. Examine the tiny creatures with a magnifying lens and learn which indicate clean water. *(YPP). Wear shows that can get wet. Meet in Windy Gap Schoolyard.

4:00 p.m. ARCHERY – Learn the basics of target shooting, long shots, how to hold bow, take aim & load arrows. (YPP) Archery range across from office.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

10:00 a.m. HIKE SALT LICK TRAIL with park Naturalist Jane. Learn some of our trees, ferns and wildflowers (YPP). Meet at the office porch. Hike is approximately one hour.

1:00 p.m. WETLANDS & WATERSHEDS. Learn their importance for migrating birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles and how wetlands help to filter toxins before they enter our streams and rivers. (YPP) Meet in Windy Gap Schoolyard.

4:00 p.m. SOFTBALL GAME. Come on out to the Holly River ballfield, just past Campground 4. Bring you favorite mitt and bat, or use ours. We have plenty! Wear shoes you can run in – this game is for ALL AGES! Kids under 6 bat until they hit the ball – no strike-outs. Spectators welcome also.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019

11:00 a.m. TREE ID WALK. Join Jane the Naturalist for a short walk around the office area to identify the diversity of hardwoods and conifers in the Eastern Temperate Rainforest we call home. Meet at the picnic table on the office porch.

2:00 p.m. WILD ABOUT TURKEYS. Learn the history of our Eastern Wild Turkey and its amazing comeback since nearing extinction in 1900. (YPP) Meet at Balli Shelter.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CAMPFIRE SING-ALONG. Naturalist Jane will bring a guitar, auto-harp and dulcimer to entertain around the campfire circle on Laurel Fork Trail. Park at the Carpenter Pavilion or Anderson Center and take Laurel Fork Trails. The campfire circle has benches for sitting.

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 YPP. Participants complete “What I discovered’ information for the naturalist to review. A YPPer will receive a state park incentive for participating in three specified programs. All ages are welcome to attend activities. Activities are free to attend.

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Start:
June 26, 2019 @ 1:01 am
End:
June 30, 2019 @ 1:01 am