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Local Students’ Project Helps Osprey Conservation

Submitted by John Pollpeter, Lead Naturalist at Woodlands Nature Station During the 2016-2017 school year, Trigg County Middle School participated in a teaching method called “Project-based Learning.”  Students are given a project or problem, and then incorporate writing, math, science, art, and computer skills attempt to develop a solution. Ms. Brannigan Ethridge’s 8th grade class was given a list of…

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Independence Day at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – June 15, 2017 – The public is invited to a traditional community celebration of America’s birthday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, from 1-4pm, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Admission is $5 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 5 -12; free for ages 4 and under. “Raising the 30 star flag from 1850 and reading…

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Summer Safety Tips from Land Between the Lakes

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – June 15, 2017 – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of summer safe habits for outdoor recreation. “We want everyone to have fun while they’re here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain Duane Cameron. “Practicing safe habits makes all the difference.” Cameron asks visitors to keep safety in mind…

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Free Firewood for Land Between the Lakes Campers

What Happened? Severe storms in May 2016 brought down many trees across Land Between the Lakes, especially in the area around Birmingham Ferry Campground on the northern end. Instead of conducting a salvage timber sale, we cut trees that were a hazard to the public and left the rest. How does it affect me? Free campfire wood! Anyone who is…

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Events Make the Summer Special at Land Between the Lakes

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – May 24, 2017 – The 2017 summer lineup of Special Events at Land Between the Lakes includes:  May Wildlife Celebration | Nature Station | 27-29 Made on the Farm | Homeplace 1850s Farm | 26-29 June National Get Outdoors Day FREE Admission to Nature Station | 10 Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival | Homeplace 1850’s Farm | 10-11 July Independence Day Celebration | Homeplace 1850s Farm | 4 Wranglers Campground Primitive Rodeo | 15-16 Cool Critters Day | Nature Station | 16 August Hummingbird Month | Nature Station | all month long Hummingbird Festival | Nature Station | 5-6 Solar Eclipse Programs | Nature Station and Homeplace 1850s Farm | 16-23 Storytelling Evening | Homeplace 1850s Farm | 19 September Homeschoolers Month | Homeplace…

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National Get Outdoors Day

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN  May 19, 2017 – Woodlands Nature Station will waive admission fees Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. The Nature Station is open 10am-5pm. Come experience native gardens and rescued wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard. Visitors may observe a bald eagle during a “Bald Is Beautiful” program from 11:30am-12pm. Discover the “Jedi” skills of Mother Nature’s finest students during May the Forest Be With You programs from 2:30-3:15pm. Watch the Parade of Raptors at 4:30pm, as staff escort the owls and hawk to their night time enclosures. Additional animal programs take place throughout the day. Fourth graders may take advantage of free admission to the Nature Station and Homeplace 1850s Farm every…

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National Trails Day at Land Between the Lakes

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – May 19, 2017 – On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to help with general trail maintenance of the Canal Loop Trail. In celebration of the 25th Annual National Trails Day , the volunteer effort will enhance the hiking experience for visitors. “Trails provide a great way to enjoy America’s Great Outdoors,” commented Kyle Varel, Trails Manager at Land Between the Lakes. “We offer hundreds of miles of scenic trails for hikers, bikers and riders.” National Trails Day volunteers will support safe and accessible trails through tread work and re-blazing the loop and connector trails. Volunteers will meet at the North Welcome parking lot at 8:30am and work until about 12pm. Participants should bring lunch, water…

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Summer Night Star Parties at Land Between the Lakes

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – May 19, 2017 – The Golden Pond Planetarium at Land Between the Lakes will host a full array of stellar evening shows for the 2017 summer season. Laser and evening planetarium showings and Star Parties offer indoor and outdoor activities after 5pm starting in May and lasting all summer. Evening Planetarium Shows and Star Parties:  The Planetarium offers evening Astronomy shows and the members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers host Star Parties, weather permitting. Seasoned astronomers use telescopes to guide children and adults in observing the night sky. Observatory Star Parties follow the last show in the planetarium. May 27: Star Party at dark after 7pm planetarium astronomy show June 10 and 24: Star Party at dark after 8pm planetarium astronomy show July…

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