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Nature Stations's Outdoor Kid's Festival

September 30, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

Woodlands Nature Station invites families to join in the fun from 10am-5pm at the Outdoor Kids Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, 2015. Spend Columbus Day Weekend learning outdoor skills, both old-fashioned and modern, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Nature Station admission is $5 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

“Families will have a weekend full of fun outdoor activities. These activities may spark a new interest or hobby and help kids and adults learn during fall break,” says John Pollpeter, Nature Station Lead Naturalist. “Visitors will learn about animal track and tree identification, geocaching, canoeing, cooking on a campfire, and much more.”

Regular visitors may benefit from Fun Cards, which offer 10 regular admissions for $35, or Discount Packages. Details can be found atwww.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/passes/. Fourth grade students can also go to https://everykidinapark.gov/, get their Every Kid in a Park pass, and get in for free. For more information, call 270-924-2299.

Saturday, October 10

  • Throughout Day - Geocaching Scavenger Hunt(bring your own multi-cache capable GPS)
  • Throughout Day - Meet Smokey Bear;(scheduled appearances)
  • Throughout Day - CSI: Campsite Scene Investigator
  • 11am-12pm - Nature Detective Hike
  • 1-1:30pm - Venom!
  • 2-3pm - Geocaching 101
  • 2-4pm - Make Your Own Animal Tracks Guide
  • 3:30-4:15pm - Critters in the Campground
  • 4:30pm - Parade of Raptors
  • 4:30-6:30pm - Can U Canoe? Sunset Canoe Trip ($25 per canoe; reservation required; call 270-924-2020)
Sunday, October 11
  • Throughout Day - Geocaching Scavenger Hunt (bring your own multi-cache capable GPS)
  • Throughout Day - CSI: Campsite Scene Investigator
  • 11am-2pm - Cooking Over a Campfire Demonstration
  • 11:30am-12pm - For Goodness Snakes
  • 1-3pm - Make Your Own Tree ID Guide
  • 3:30-4pm - Rut and Strut
  • 4:30pm - Parade of Raptors

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, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra. Photos are available on Flickr for downloading athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

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Photo by Teresa Gemeinhardt

These two brothers are playing hide and seek with the photographer in this picture taken in Land Between The Lakes.