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LBL’s Nature Station is an Outdoor Classroom for Homeschoolers during April

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Homeschooler families are invited to use Woodlands Nature Station as their outdoor classroom in April at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Visitors can pick up a “Nature Discovery Activity Book” to guide them through exploration activities such as a pond exploration, bird identification, and animal math. Complete activities to earn an official Nature Discovery Patch and certificate. Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm, daily in April.

Sulcata Tortoise A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

Sulcata Tortoise – A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

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LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station Presents Harry Potter Themed Spring Break Week

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Wizardry World of Harry Potter visits Woodlands Nature Station during Spring Break, March 22nd through April 7th, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Programs for all ages will be offered daily and included with general admission:  ages 13 and up $5.00; ages 5-12 $3.00; ages 4 and under free.

“What could be more fun than combining learning about nature with Harry Potter,” said Aviva Yasgur, Naturalist at the Nature Station. “These programs offer fun for the whole family, while providing valuable learning experiences, too.”

Nature Station’s Barn Owl in its hideaway. (Land Between the Lakes staff)

Nature Station’s Barn Owl in its hideaway. (Land Between the Lakes staff)

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LBL to host Girl Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station March 25th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will host Girl Scout Day on March 25th, from 10:00am-3:00pm, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Hands-on activities, live animal programs, scavenger hunts, guest presenters, and more will help Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes earn badge and journey requirements. Everyone is welcome.

General admission covers all programs and activities:  $5.00 ages 12 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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Land Between the Lakes Commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between the Lakes remembers the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry with a program and walk on Saturday, February 4th.

Registration and full deposit for the day is required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make your reservation.

Fort Henry interpretive sign located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Fort Henry interpretive sign located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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Land Between the Lakes Turkey Quota Hunt Applications Available February 1st-28th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be available February 1st-28th. Hunters may apply online at https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone at 270.924.2065. Application fees are $5.00 online and $7.00 by phone.

Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.

Land Between the Lakes Turkey Quota Hunt Applications Available February 1st-28th

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LBL Educational Field Trip Grants Available for 2017-2018 School Year

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Educational Field Trip Grants offer public schools an opportunity to visit Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for the 2017-2018 school year. Educators must apply by Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Field Trip Grants assist schools in covering: costs for facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, and Golden Pond Planetarium; program costs; and dorm rental at Brandon Spring Group Center during the 2017-2018 school year.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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Land Between the Lakes Opens Small Game Season December 1st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Small game hunting season opens at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area beginning December 1st, 2016. Season dates and regulations differ from state-wide dates and regulations.

Hunters should be sure to check for details on the Land Between the Lakes Small Game & Waterfowl Hunting Information Sheet available at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting

Small Game Seasons begins at Land Between the Lakes December 1st, 2016.

Small Game Seasons begins at Land Between the Lakes December 1st, 2016.

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Land Between the Lake releases Late Fall & Winter Operation Schedule

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Visitor facilities at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area began late fall and winter operation schedules in November.

Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Woodlands Nature Station will offer various guided programs, including the popular Bald Eagle Van and River Cruise Tours. Starting November 25th, Planetarium visitors will experience vivid laser lights set to holiday music and other holiday shows digitally projected on a 40-foot dome. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations any time by calling 270.924.2020.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Retired APSU professor Scott publishes update to landmark guide of Land Between the Lakes reptile, amphibian life

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the mid-1960s, Austin Peay State University professor of biology Dr. David Snyder began work on a monumental task.

Commissioned by the Tennessee Valley Authority to conduct an inventory of the herpetofauna, or reptiles and amphibians, of the newly established Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Snyder and a small team of researchers and students set about cataloguing the various species contained within the 170,000-acre plot of land crossing the Tennessee and Kentucky border.

Retired Austin Peay professor Dr. Floyd Scott with the book “Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes.”

Retired Austin Peay professor Dr. Floyd Scott with the book “Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes.”

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Land Between the Lakes Camping Reservations Available for Eclipse 2017

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has opened the camping reservation system to accept early reservations for August 14th-August 23rd, 2017. A total solar eclipse will occur in the region on Monday, August 21st, 2017.

“We want to support our local communities and visitors who want to be here to experience this unusual astronomical event,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager at Land Between the Lakes.

LBL's Wranglers Campground. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Wranglers Campground. (Land Between the Lakes)

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