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Outdoor Kids Fest Scheduled for the Nature Station

Outdoor Kids Fest Scheduled for the Nature Station

Rut and Strut with the deer and turkeys is one of the featured programs scheduled for Outdoor Kids Fest at Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Bring the family to Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for Columbus Day weekend for the Outdoor Kids Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $5 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

“We've planned a fun weekend full of interactive and kid-friendly outdoor activities, including investigating animal mysteries, shelter building and practicing fishing skills,” says Nickolaus Willis, Nature Station Naturalist. “Visitors will learn about critters at campsites, outdoor skills, animal predators and much more.”

Saturday, October 6

> Throughout the day - Meet Smokey Bear
> 10 am - 4:30 pm - CSI: Campsite Scene Investigators
> 10 am – 1 pm - Make Your Own Animal Tracks Guide
> 11:30 am – 12 pm - Bites, Stings and Venomous Things
> 1:30 – 2:15 pm - Kid vs. Wild
> 2:30 - 3 pm - Weather Wizards with Jennifer Rukavina
> 3:30 - 4 pm - Rut and Strut
> 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Can U Canoe - $25 a canoe, does not include Nature Station admission. Registration limited. Registration and full deposit required. Call 270.924.2020. Children must be age 5 or older. Meet at Energy Lake Campground.

Sunday, October 7

> 10 am - 4:30 pm - CSI: Campsite Scene Investigators
> 11:30 am – 12 pm - For Goodness Snakes
> 1 - 4 pm - Here Fishy, Fishy: Basic Fishing Skills
> 2:30 – 3:15 pm - Critters in the Campground
> 3:30 - 4 pm - Claws, Paws and Jaws

Call 270.924,2299 or visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us for more information.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes work in partnership with the US Forest Service to provide educational program and information services, volunteer activities, funds development and to help promote the wise and sustainable use of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. You can support our mission with a membership or sponsorship. Contact Jennifer Wheatley at 270.924.2014 or jwheatley@friendsoflbl.org.

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