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Welcome August Activities: Cacapon

August 1 - August 4

Welcome August! Cacapon Resort State Park continues to invite visitors to enjoy being outside and enjoying special programs at the park: fire building, paddle boat hike, and more. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney and summer team Garrett, Allen and Mary and park volunteers at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), August 1-4, 2022.

Monday, August 1, 2022
9:30AM
PADDLE BOAT DISCOVERY
Take a naturalist guided paddle on the lake to learn the park’s natural and cultural history. $5 per person first come first served

11:00AM
SEEDS OF HISTORY
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden. YPP

1:30PM
OUR WV OWL PALS
Discover the variety owls by sight and sound! What do they eat? Find out by dissecting on owl pellet! YPP

2:30PM
POWER OF POLLINATORS
Join the summer naturalists to learn the importance of pollinators and try to find some! YPP

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:30AM
PRIMITIVE FIRE BUILDING
Learn the basics of starting a campfire using flint and steel. Sample natural tea made over the fire. YPP

1:00PM
WEST VIRGINIA SNAKES
Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Coloring activity. *no live snakes* YPP

2:30PM
WEST VIRGINIA TREES
Discover some of Cacapon’s common trees!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:30AM
KAYAKING 101
Learn basic kayak safety and enjoy a naturalist guided tour of the lake. Meet at boat docks. Kayaks are limited to ten. $5 each. RSVP to cacaponnaturecenter@gmail.com or first come first serve.

11:30AM
LEAVE NO TRACE (LNT)
Discover some helpful principles to recreate in public lands responsibly! What do you take on a hike? What do you take on a camping trip? YPP

1:30PM
WHAT’S THAT?
Use the Seek App Take a discovery hike and learn all about this fun iPhone app that helps you identify everything from plants, trees, wildflower & wildlife! YPP

9:00PM
NIGHT HIKE
Let’s discover our night vision listening for night sounds…..owl’s, frog’s…what will we hear? Bring a flashlight. (1hour) YPP

Thursday, August 4
9:15AM
PADDLE BOAT & BIRDING
Meet at the boat dock rentals for a morning of lake views, binoculars provided. First come-first serve $5

11:00AM
NATURE JOURNALING
Join park naturalists for a stroll in nature to inspire a drawing, poem or story!

10:00AM
WEST VIRGINIA SNAKES
Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Coloring activity. *no live snakes* YPP

Mark you calendars for these upcoming events:
August 13-Champion liar, storyteller, author Bil Lepp is in the house!
August 20-National Honey Bee Day (live bees presentation)

Visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center! at Cacapon State Park. 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 grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily activities! The Nature Center is open daily from 9AM-5PM.

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Start:
August 1
End:
August 4
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Cacapon Resort State Park
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