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CHARLESTON — Guided hikes, a birding walk and presentations on West Virginia snakes and birds of prey were among activities Saturday as the 6,500-square-foot Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center opened to the public at the Forks of Coal State Natural Area.

Saturday’s “Discover the Forks” event featured tours of the new building and its hands-on, child-friendly exhibits, 1,500-gallon aquarium containing fish found in the Coal River system, and exhibits on West Virginia wildlife.

Rick Steelhammer is a features reporter for HD Media. He can be reached at 304-348-5169 or rsteelhammer@hdmediallc.com. Follow @rsteelhammer on Twitter.

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