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Critter Crawl

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

May 26, 2024. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Stock Creek Recreation Area What's under that rock? We'll flip rocks and use nets to search the creek for underwater creatures like dragonfly larva and crayfish. Learn how scientists use the presence of these critters to determine water quality. Wear closed-toed shoes and expect to get wet. Natural […]

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Pollinator-Palooza

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

May 26, 2024. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Playground between Campgrounds Join a ranger in learning the key differences between our native and non-native pollinators and what they do to help the environment. Discover how to use a dichotomous key to differentiate between species. You may even find that there are creatures you would have […]

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Stock Creek Passage

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

May 27, 2024. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Over 200 years ago, early adventurers like Daniel Boone walked these same hills and valleys we see today. Walking in their footsteps makes their journey come alive as you hike into the tunnel and view the tunnel from the inside out. This strenuous walk will include crossing […]

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Critter Crawl

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

May 31, 2024. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Stock Creek Recreation Area What's under that rock? We'll flip rocks and use nets to search the creek for underwater creatures like dragonfly larva and crayfish. Learn how scientists use the presence of these critters to determine water quality. Wear closed-toed shoes and expect to get wet. Natural […]

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Nature Journaling

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

May 31, 2024. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visitor Center Nature journaling is the intersection of art, science, and curiosity. Join a ranger to discuss tips and tricks on how to make good observations and translate them into your very own nature journal. Natural Tunnel State Park is proud to offer red/green colorblindness correcting outdoor […]

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National Trails Day — Trick Your Stick

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

June 1, 2024. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Visitor Center Celebrate National Trails Day at Natural Tunnel State Park by taking your walking stick to the next level. Did you know using sticks on your hike may conserve your energy on treks through all different terrains? Come by to decorate your very own hiking stick […]

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National Trails Day — Stock Creek Passage

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

June 1, 2024. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Stock Creek Recreation Area Over 200 years ago, early adventurers like Daniel Boone walked these same hills and valleys we see today. National Trails Day is the perfect time to walk in their footsteps and make their journey come alive as you hike into the tunnel. Once inside […]

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National Trails Day — Leave No Trace

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

June 1, 2024. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Blockhouse Parking Lot Have you ever heard of the Woodbooger? You can think of it as the Appalachian cousin to the Bigfoot. Follow the Woodbooger’s practices by leaving nothing but footprints behind. Join us on this mile hike to learn about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles. […]

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Touring the Galaxy

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

June 1, 2024. 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Gazebo Join astronomy volunteers as they share the stories written in the night sky. Two small telescopes and one larger telescope will be on hand for viewing. Feel free to bring along a chair or blanket. Meet at the gazebo. This program is FREE.

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Solar Sunday

Natural Tunnel State Park 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA, United States

June 9, 2024. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Stop by the Visitor Center and have the opportunity to view the sun through a telescope. The park’s astronomy volunteers will be on hand to share the wonders of the sun, solar system, and much more. A solar filter will be used for safe viewing. All ages […]

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