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Outdoor Kids Festival at Nature Station

September 29, 2016 | LBL press release

Woodlands Nature Station invites families to join in the fun from 10am-5pm at the Outdoor Kids Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th.

Spend Columbus Day Weekend learning outdoor skills, from learning about venomous animals to practicing fishing skills, 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 enjoy a fun and educational fall break," says John Pollpeter, Nature Station Lead Naturalist. "Visitors will learn about animal track and tree identification, compass skills, 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 at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/passes/

Fourth grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov/, get their Every Kid in a Park pass, and get in for free.

For more information, call 270-924-2299 or https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/4thGradePass_QA_2016_3_19.pdf.

Saturday, October 8    
·         Throughout the day      Meet Smokey Bear (scheduled appearances)
·         Throughout the day      CSI:  Campsite Scene Investigator
·         11am-12pm                 Getting Sneaky with Mother Nature
·         11am-4pm                   Here Fishy, Fishy:  Basic Fishing Skills
·         1-1:30pm                     Venom!
·         1:30-3:30                     Make Your Own Animal Tracks Guide
·         2-2:45pm                     Kid vs. Wild:  Outdoor Survival Skills for Kids
·         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 9
·         Throughout the day      CSI:  Campsite Scene Investigator
·         11am-3:30pm               Cooking Over a Campfire Demonstration
·         11:30am-12pm             For Goodness Snakes
·         1-3pm                         Make Your Own Tree ID Guide
·         2-3:30pm                     Help! I’m Lost and I Can’t Get Home:  Basic Compass Skills
·         3:30-4pm                     Rut and Strut
·         4:30pm                        Parade of Raptors
To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.


Colorful Bridge
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

In the back of Hematite Lake in LBL are a series of boardwalks and bridges. In autumn, spectacular colors of foliage are scattered throughout, as seen here on this "colorful" bridge.