Children’s Activities

There are tons of fun things for kids to do at the New Deal Festival!

*This page will continue to be updated as we confirm events for the 2022 New Deal Festival

And a lot more fun!

Visit our goats at the petting zoo

Thank you to the visiting groups and volunteers!

Friends of Deckers Creek

Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) is a small, but effective 501(c)(3) nonprofit watershed group whose mission is to improve the natural qualities of, increase the public concern for, and promote the enjoyment of the Deckers Creek watershed. FODC is a community-based organization that works out of Monongalia and Preston Counties, West Virginia. FODC has installed eight acid mine drainage (AMD) remediation projects, removed over 76,000 pounds of trash from the watershed, provided environmental education to the community, created a Citizen Scientist water monitoring program, and performed many other community-based projects.

In the Deckers Creek watershed, and almost anywhere you go, you see the effects of erosion (the removal of material from one place to another by wind or water). Kids will demonstrate raindrop splash (splash erosion) and determine its impact on bare soil, ultimately being able to visually identify types of erosion. The kids will also learn some erosion control practices farmers use to conserve soil.

Avian Conservation Center for Appalachia

The Avian Conservation Center for Appalachia (ACCAWV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located near Morgantown, WV. Their mission is to conserve the region’s wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. They are licensed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to treat and rehabilitate injured, ill, or orphaned wild birds, including raptors, eagles, songbirds, waterbirds, waterfowl, and sea birds.

The ACCAWV is also licensed to possess non-releasable birds for educational purposes, and sponsors the West Virginia Young Birders Club. Every injured bird that comes through their door receives a comprehensive examination by a veterinarian and are then nursed back to health by our caring staff and volunteers. If you find an injured wild bird, please contact the ACCAWV! They work with the veterinarians at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in Morgantown; the hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.