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Wolf Week Celebration Returns to Land Between The Lakes October 3-9

October 4, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

Celebrate Wolf Week, October 3-9, at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Bring the kids on fall break to see the Nature Station’s resident red wolves and attend educational programs about these intelligent and awe-inspiring animals. Most Wolf Week programs are included with Nature Station admission; $5 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

The Nature Station participates in the Red Wolf Recovery Program, a captive breeding program for the endangered Red Wolf. “Red wolves were once declared officially extinct in the wild. Thanks to recovery efforts, they have been reintroduced into a wildlife refuge in North Carolina. Red wolves are stilldesignated as a critically endangered species. Wolf Week is an opportunity to learn about endangered red wolves and other wolves around the world,” explained John Pollpeter, Nature Station’s Lead Naturalist.

Wolf Week is also a time to dispel some common myths people have about wolves. “We will discuss myths, including those of wolves being portrayed as wicked characters in fairy tales, such as the Big Bad Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood,” added Pollpeter. “People often think predators are undesirable because they kill other animals, but they are actually an integral part of wild ecosystems.”

Wolf Week features feeding time for the red wolves every day at 3pm. Take a night hike or create a wolf stepping stone craft; additional fee and reservation required. Specific information about Wolf Week can be found at http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/wolf-week-a-howlin-good-fall-break/2015-10-03/ or by calling 270-924-2299.

Saturday, Oct. 3- Mon., Oct. 12

  • 10am-4:30pm Wolf Week Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Oct. 3
  • 11:30am-12pm Wolf Storytime with Smokey Bear

  • 1-3pm Wolf Craft for Kids

  • 3-3:30pm Happy Wolf Day Party!

  • 6:30-8:30pm A Howlin’ Good Night Hike($3 per person; reservation required; call 270-924-2020)

Sunday, Oct. 4
  • 1:30-2pm The Amazing (Wolf) Race–A Wolf Game for Kids

  • 3-3:20pm Red Wolf Treat Time

Monday, Oct. 5
  • 1:30-2pm Wolves of the World

  • 3-3:20pm Red Wolf Treat Time

Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • 1:30-2:15pm Make Your Own Wolf Track Stepping Stone($2 per person; reservation required; call 270-924-2020)

  • 3-3:20pm Red Wolf Treat Time

Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • 1:30-2pm I Wish I Was a Werewolf–Discover fact & fiction behind werewolf legend

  • 3-3:20pm Red Wolf Treat Time

Thursday., Oct. 8
  • 1:30-2pm The Voice: Canine Edition–Can you howl like a wolf?

  • 3-3:20pm Red Wolf Treat Time

Friday, Oct. 9
  • 1:30-2pm Incredible Canines

  • 3-3:20pm Red Wolf Treat Time
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 Melodie Cunningham

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