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Homeschooler's Day at Woodlands Nature Station

March 29, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

GOLDEN POND, KY – Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes hosts Homeschoolers’ Day on Friday, April 24, from 10am-3pm. Home educators and their families are invited to spend a day getting up close and personal with Nature Station’s resident mammals. All of the day’s activities and programs are included in the Nature Station’s regular admission:  $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call Nature Station at 270-924-2299. Everyone is welcome.

“Homeschoolers will learn what makes a mammal a mammal during our ‘Marvelous Mammals’ program which repeats throughout the day,” says Shannon Brockway, Naturalist at Nature Station. “Hands-on activities and crafts incorporate concepts of science, art, English, and math for a fun and exciting day of learning.”

April is Homeschoolers’ Month across Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Everyone is invited to participate. Throughout the month, take advantage of unique learning opportunities, hands-on exploration activities, and take-home materials. Pick up an “Explorers Passport” at Homeplace 1850's Farm, Woodlands Nature Station, or Golden Pond Planetarium. Take the passport to each attraction and complete activities to earn an official Explorer Patch and Certificate. View a complete listing of Homeschoolers’ Month programs at http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/homeschool-month/2015-04-01/.

The following link will take you to Flickr where you will find the photo included in this news release, along with photo credit, caption, and additional photos for downloading:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature, @LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes.

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In Flight
Photo by John Mitchell

Gliding gracefully over the water, this heron keeps a stealthy eye out for his next meal. Herons are one of the more common species of birds that can be seen at Kentucky Lake.