Yankauer Nature Preserve

Named after Dr. Alfred Yankauer, the Potomac Valley Audubon’s Yankauer Nature Preserve is a 104-acre property that offers groups a place to enjoy nature. The preserve features four trails, red cedar glades, an oak forest, wooded high limestone bluffs that overlook the Potomac River, and more. Groups can take a nature hike on the trails, identify plants such as Hepatica and Dutchmen’s Breeches, see a variety of birds, and enjoy a picnic. Educational programs and activities focus on watersheds, sustainability, animal adaptations, habitats, and more. There is also a geocache on the property.
 
Contact Info
Address: GPS - Across the road from 455 Whiting's Neck Road, Martinsburg WV 25404. Berkeley County. Tel: 304-676-3397. Website: www.potomacaudubon.org/yankauer. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue