Nature Station visitors can get an up-close look at local creatures Saturday
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Aviva Yasgur of the Nature Station is pictured showing come children a non-venemous snake. The Nature Station is located in the eastern-central part of Land Between the Lakes.
Aviva Yasgur of the Nature Station is pictured showing come children a non-venemous snake. The Nature Station is located in the eastern-central part of Land Between the Lakes.
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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 & Crawly Critters Day will be at Woodlands Nature Station (NS) Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“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:

10:30 a.m. – Cold-Blooded Critters

11:30 a.m. – Storyteller Lady Bug Roseberry

12:30 p.m. – Fears & Phobias

1:30 p.m. – Turtle Races

2:30 p.m. – Storyteller Lady Bug Roseberry

3:30 p.m. – Animal Tricksters

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 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Event admission fee is $4 ages 13 and up, $3 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.

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 www.lbl.org 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.

This press release was submitted by Kathryn Harper, media contact for Land Between the Lakes.
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