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National Park Foundation gives Land Between The Lakes a Field Trip Grant

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes is one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2016 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

The grant will help offset transportation costs for students staying at Brandon Spring Group Center, an overnight group facility that focuses on environmental education.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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Land Between the Lakes Fall Fest at Woodlands Nature Station November 7th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station celebrates the arrival of autumn during Fall Fest Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Fall Fest features a variety of nature programs and activities including hayrides, live music, crafts, a seasonal hike, and appearances by Smokey Bear. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

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 to honor Veterans November 7th-11th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area joins all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Wednesday, November 7th-11th, 2015, with free admission.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to active duty military, veterans, and their family who visit Land Between The Lakes,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager. “We appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all members of our military across the country.”

Land Between the Lakes - The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes – The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

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LBL’s Nature Station to hold 21st Annual Howl-O-Ween for Kids of all ages

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Trick or treat on the “wild side” at the 21st Annual Howl-O-Ween program, Saturday, October 24th, from 1:00pm-4:30pm at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Join Nature Station guides on a ¼ mile woodland walk during this non-scary, daytime event all about nocturnal animals.

Tickets go on sale at 12:00pm and cost $5.00 per person ages 5 and up, free for ages 4 and under. Nature Station admission included with purchase. First tour leaves at 1:00pm; last tour leaves at 4:00pm.

Trick or treating along the Howl-O-Ween Trail. (Nicole Hawk)

Trick or treating along the Howl-O-Ween Trail. (Nicole Hawk)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Outdoor Kids Festival at Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station invites families to join in the fun from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Outdoor Kids Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th, 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 $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Nature Station birds of prey always enjoy visitors. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Nature Station birds of prey always enjoy visitors. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Land Between The Lakes Participates in Every Kid in a Park

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between The Lakes, KY/TN – Beginning this September, Every Kid in a Park passes will be honored at Woodlands Nature Station and Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. Kids in the 4th grade can go to www.everykidinapark.gov, complete an educational activity, and get their pass.

Passes are good for the 4th grade student and up to three adults, plus family members age 15 and under for free entry to these facilities. Passes are valid until August 31st, 2016. Original pass must be presented.

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Land Between The Lakes to hold Teacher Appreciation Weekend

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Teachers will receive free general admission to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, Golden Pond Planetarium, and Woodlands Nature Station on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th at Land Between The Lakes.

Current and retired teachers, home educators, and their immediate families qualify for free entry. A letter printed on school letterhead, a school faculty ID card, or home educator identification should be presented at each site.

An interpreter seen here making an old-fashioned rug on the porch at LBL's The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

An interpreter seen here making an old-fashioned rug on the porch at LBL’s The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

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View Hummingbirds at Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station in August

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – August is peak hummingbird viewing season in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Hundreds of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds rest and fuel up in the gardens and feeders at Woodlands Nature Station for their migratory journey south.

Nature Station naturalists will present special hummingbird programs throughout August that are included with the price of regular admission to the Nature Station:  $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5 to 12, and free for 4 and younger.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and More at Land Between the Lake’s Cool Critters Day July 11th, 2015

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at birds, bugs, snakes, turtles, and more during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Event admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free. All programs are included with admission.

See live tropical birds up-close, pose for a picture with a snake, touch a tarantula, and stare down a snapping turtle.

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

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Free Admission to Land Between the Lakes Nature Station on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On Saturday, June 13th, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive admission fees to Woodlands Nature Station. The Nature Station opens at 10am and closes at 5:00pm.

Visitors can experience the native gardens and learn about the rescued animals in the Nature Station’s backyard.

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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