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Cool and Crawly Critters Day July 16th


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Come out to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) and celebrate nature with an up-close look at all sorts of creatures, especially those that are often underappreciated. Cool and Crawly Critters Day will be at Woodlands Nature Station (NS) Saturday, July 16th, 2011, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

“The Nature Station will be buzzing with opportunities for children to learn first-hand about the benefits of critters that sometimes give us the creeps,” said NS employee Carrie Szwed. “Families will experience a full day of discovery!”

The day’s events include games, crafts, entertainment, and lots of cool and crawly critters such as bugs, snakes, turtles, fish, and more. Stop by ongoing exhibits such as the Insect Road Show, Strange and Unusual Animals, Aquatic Animals of LBL, and Slithery Snakes. Throughout the day, scientists and naturalists who study these animals will be on hand to conduct programs and answer questions.  Smokey Bear will also be making visits throughout the day.

Featured programs include:

  • 10:30am – Cold-Blooded Critters
  • 11:30am – Storyteller Lady Bug Roseberry
  • 12:30pm – Fears & Phobias
  • 1:30pm – Turtle Races
  • 2:30pm – Storyteller Lady Bug Roseberry
  • 3:30pm – Animal Tricksters
Cool and Crawly Critters Day

Cool and Crawly Critters Day

    Families are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and come ready for a day of fun while learning about these amazingly cool animals.  The day offers a variety of activities for all ages, but is especially geared for ages 5-12. Activities are ongoing throughout the day from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Event admission fee is $4.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free 4 and under.

Cool and Crawly Critters Day is perfect for Home Educators. All programs are included with event admission.

About Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education.  We encourage visitors to review our website at each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1.800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.




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