Beckley Creek Park is a great place to go if you love wildflowers! This time of year marks the beginning of wildflower season throughout The Parklands, and the pollinator garden surrounding PNC Achievement Center is a great place to visit to see all of the wonderful flowery colors.
Started in the Summer of 2019, Blooming in Beckley is a display board in the PNC Achievement Center that is updated weekly by education staff. The board identifies which wildflowers you can see in Beckley Creek Park. This board is a great place to start if you are new to flower identification or if you just want to know the name of the beautiful purple flower you passed on your walk.
PNC Achievement Center is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Blooming in Beckley board can be seen through the front windows next to the main entrance! Stop by, check out the board, and then take a beautiful stroll through the gardens and prairies to see the beautiful wildflowers!
Visit the PNC Center and look through the window to find out what's blooming now!
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Elizabeth joined The Parklands team in March of 2019 as an Interpretive Ranger. In this position, she specializes in outdoor education experiences for school groups ranging from Kindergarten – 12th grade. She also works on curriculum development for The Parklands Outdoor and Virtual Classrooms, creating content for field trips, in-school outreach programs, and online learning that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards. Elizabeth attended Western Kentucky University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Geosciences, with a special focus on stakeholder communication in UNESCO-designated National Parks. Before coming to The Parklands, Elizabeth worked as a high school science teacher in Las Vegas. Elizabeth makes it her goal to be outside every day, either on a long run through the city or a hike in The Parklands. She also loves to bring the outdoors inside, with a family of four pets and a collection of over 100 houseplants!
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