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Lodging Packages
Check-in with your selected lodging provider Sunday afternoon, and check-out the following Sunday morning.

Festival Check-in
Festival check-in is Monday, 6 AM, at Burnwood. Items provided upon check-in include a printed checklist, personal itinerary and name tag.

Breakfast is provided hot buffet-style at 6 AM under a pavilion at Burnwood. Cranberry and Infinity Loop trips take a grab-n-go breakfast.

Trip Times
Cranberry and Infinity Loop trips depart from Burnwood as quickly as possible. Cranberry returns by 5 PM. All other trips depart from Brunwood by 7 AM and return by 2 PM. Field Trip transportation is provided. 

At 3 PM we offer a casual Presentation and serve popcorn. However, afternoons are the perfect opportunity to enjoy personal time with a nap, hot tub, journal, or sightseeing. Take your time.

May 1 - 6, 2023: 21st Birthday! Full Capacity - Registration Closed

2024, Apr 29 - May 4: Registration Opens in the Autumn of 2023. Subscribe for email notification!

The following trips are offered each day as indicated. Select your daily itinerary upon registration. After a trip is full and no longer available, it cannot be clicked/selected on the registration form.

Monday - Friday 
6am – 5pm Cranberry
7am – 2pm Burnwood to Babcock
7am – 2pm Kanawha Falls
7am – 2pm Sugar Creek
7am – 2pm Muddlety to Carnifex

6am – 2pm Infinity Loop
7am – 2pm ACE Reptiles & Amphibians
7am – 2pm Glade Creek
7am – 2pm The Summit
7am – 2pm Wolf Creek & Rail Trail

Lunch is provided on field trips. 

Popcorn Presentations
Casual afternoon presentations start at 3 PM daily and last approximately one hour, located in the Meadows. Yes... we serve popcorn! 
Mo. Jodi: botany
Tu. Rachel: wild-life
We. Paul: moths
Th. Keith: IBP MAPS & MN
Fr. Mark Garland
Sa. Panel Fun with Hosts: Rachel, Geoff, Keith, Paul and Jodi, "moderated" by Jim Rapp and Mark Garland!

Dinner starts at 6 PM daily, Monday through Saturday, in the Meadows; beverage options are provided. Indoor and outdoor seating is provided.

Evening Presentations
Evening Presentations immediately follow dinner, at 7 PM in the Meadows and include outdoor broadcast viewing areas.
Mo. Jim McCormac
Tu. Bill Hilton
We. Katie Fallon
Th. Guide Panel
Fr. Julie Zickefoose
Sa. Farewell "Pizza Party" Social

Farewell Pizza Party
Entertainment starts at 3 PM and Pizza at 6 PM, Saturday! By "entertainment" we mean a fun Q&A with your hosts Rachel, Geoff, Keith, Paul, and Jodi.

Please be forgiving as the speaker line-ups may change due to unforeseen personal schedule changes. Field trip times and routes are approximate and may vary due to accessibility, bird movement, weather conditions, and other unforeseen variables.


♦ Detailed location information and maps are provided to those with registrations, in April.

Recommended from here: Trip Descriptions. Lodging. Festival Registration.

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