Discover Nature Day Returns To Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

Release Date: Apr 6, 2018  

Contact(s): Julie Fosbender, (304) 636-1800 x169


Seneca Rocks, W.Va., April 5, 2018 – Discover Nature Day is back for its seventh consecutive year at Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Saturday April 28! The event, organized by Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area (PHCWPMA), is an entire day geared toward school-aged children who want to learn more about the natural world.

Discover Nature Day begins at 10 a.m. with the Garlic Mustard Challenge. Garlic mustard is an invasive plant species in this area that is in need of some predators. On Discover Nature Day that predator is you! The challenge is to see how many garlic mustard plants teams can pull on the Discovery Center grounds. The person or team that pulls the most garlic mustard wins wonderful prizes. Please be at the Discovery Center by 9:30 a.m. to sign up or join a team. Lunch follows the pull and is free for all volunteers who participated in the challenge.

After lunch the festivities begin with an address from Cheat-Potomac Ranger District Ranger Troy Waskey. There will be a live snake and birds of prey presentation during the afternoon as well as many booths and displays with information and hands-on activities from partner groups located throughout the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.

Saturday April 28 is sure to be a day full of fun and new experiences! Bring the whole family to discover nature.

If you would like to volunteer or are looking for more information please visit our website, https://sites.google.com/view/discovernatureday, or contact Evan Greenwald (egreenwald@fs.fed.us) or Haley Hutchins (hhutchins@fs.fed.us)

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