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River Days Planned at Woodlands Nature Station

May 17, 2019 | Land Between The Lakes Press Release

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite you to splash on out to the Woodlands Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211, this Memorial Day weekend. May 25-27, 2019, for River Days!

Enjoy live animals, activities, games and programs all dedicated to celebrating our rivers and lakes! Discover creatures that live in the depths of our lakes and bays and get up close and personal with our resident lake and swamp creatures! Celebrate our watery world by bringing your whole family to have fun at the Nature Station!

Saturday, May 25
Kayak and Canoe Rentals
Canoe and kayak rentals on Honker Lake begin on Memorial Day Weekend. Hourly rentals start at 10am and all boats need to be returned by 4:30pm. Rental fees are $10 per hour per boat. Visitors must check in at Nature Station in order to rent a canoe or kayak. Rentals may be suspended for inclement weather. For more information call 270.924.2299.

Throughout the Day – Visit with Smokey!
Smokey Bear will be making appearances at scheduled times throughout the day. Bring a camera, because Smokey loves to pose for pictures with the young and young at heart!

Throughout the Day – Wacky Waters Scavenger Hunt
Search though the Nature Station to find the answers to clues about what animals live in our local waterways! Complete the scavenger hunt and get a prize!

Throughout the Day – Aquatic Animal Touch Tanks
Come get up close and personal with some of the critters that you can find in our local ponds and creeks! Feel free to touch, but remember to be gentle!

11:30am-1:30pm – Make your Own Fish Craft
Join us for this kid-friendly craft where you get to make your very own fish decoration out of CDs!

12:30-1pm – Let’s Get Snappy!
Ever wonder what a snapping turtle eats? Join one of our naturalists as they feed our snappers! Along the way, we will learn about where these turtles live, and how they survive out in the wild!

1:30-3pm – Pond Prowl
Watch your step and bring the family to discover the inhabitants of our local pond! All kinds of critter families call our pond home. We’ll be searching for baby dragonflies, tadpoles and more! Come along as we search for the tiny creatures hiding beneath the surface of the water. Program free with Nature Station admission. Participants should wear shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Nets and magnifying glasses provided.

3:30-3:50pm – Beach Bum Bobcat
Cowabunga! We can’t take our bobcat to the beach, but maybe we can bring the beach to our bobcat! Let’s add some sand, sun, water and maybe a beach ball to his environment and see what happens!

6–8:30pm – Family Sunset Canoe Trip
LOCATION TBA $25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime Nature Station admission. Nature Station closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space and for location information. Join us for a sunset canoe trip on one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening on the lake while learning about wildlife, such as osprey, beavers and deer. This trip is great for families. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. Participants must be age 5 or over.

Sunday, May 26
11am-1pm – Leaping Frog Origami Craft
Ever want to see how far a frog can leap? Let’s find out by creating your very own origami frog!

12:30-1pm – Lake Monsters!
You may have heard of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster… but what about the creatures that live in our own lakes? Join a naturalist as we discover some of the giants that live in Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake!

1:30-2:15pm – Water Games
What better way to spend a Sunday than playing in the water! Come join a couple of our naturalists for some fun, kid-oriented water games! Just remember to bring a spare set of clothes if you plan to get wet!

2:30-3pm – Turtle Talladega!
Ready…set….. SLOOOOOOWWWW! Get ready for thrilling races between the tiny turtle champions of the Nature Station. Bring the family and root for your favorite shelled reptile. Also learn how you can help turtles that take to the road in your neighborhood!

3:30-3:50pm – Sunday Funday: Wild Watermelon Feast!
Watermelon is a great treat for hot summer days! Let’s enjoy some watermelon and the see which Nature Station animals enjoy it too!

6–8:30pm – Sunset Canoe Trip
LOCATION TBA $25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime Nature Station admission. Nature Station closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space and for location information. Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife, such as osprey and beavers, and listen to nature’s evening chorus. Participants must be age 5 or over.

Monday, May 27
8–10am – Early Bird Morning Kayak Trip
LOCATION TBA $20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or older. Cost does not include Nature Station admission. Nature Station closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space. Join us for an early morning relaxed paddle on one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays! We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of a morning on the lake while learning about wildlife such as osprey, beavers and deer. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome!

11:30am-1pm – Build Your Own Boat
Learn what it takes to make a boat, and then build your very own pint-sized schooner out of aluminum foil to test out on our backyard pond!

2:30-3:15pm – Animals of the Pond Puppet Show
Do you know what animals live in a pond? Join Safari Sally as we read a story and have some fun discovering our many friends who live in our pond! This puppet show is great for all ages.

3:30-3:50pm – Barkley’s Beasts
Join us for this fun program where you can get up close and personal with some of the critters you may find along the shore of Lake Barkley!

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