Join Master Naturalist Allen Miller to share in his passion of insects and spiders at Cool Spring Preserve!
This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.
This program will be packed with interesting facts and fun! Participants will learn from each other while actively participating and engaging in the activities. Spiders & insects often get a bad rap, but they really are superheroes!
The group will engage in a web of life activity all about the importance of spiders as well as explore through a power point some of WV’s common spiders. Afterwards, everyone will go out with flashlights onto the preserve in search of our 8-legged superheroes and interesting insects. Learn what makes an insect an insect and life cycles and habitats will be discussed.
Please feel free to bring along any spider field guides and App’s on your phone that you have or would like to try out.
About Allen: Allen Miller was a teacher for 35 years where he spent a large chunk of that time teaching science. Allen is a Morgan County WV residence and currently, a seasonal naturalist at Cacapon Resort State Park. He is a Master Naturalist member in the 2021 cohort. Allen will be guiding the activity and then we all can learn together.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along drinking water. When you arrive at the preserve parking lot, please head down the hill to the back deck of the Nature Center where the group will gather for the start of the program.