Experience Cool & Crawly Critters Day July 14
By WestKyStar Staff
GOLDEN POND, KY - Hey parents! Do your kids enjoy catching bugs and other critters? Then bring them to Cool & Crawly Critters Day and they can get an up-close look at bugs, snakes, turtles, fish, and more! Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area offers the event at Woodlands Nature Station on Saturday, July 14 from 10 am to 4 pm.
“The Nature Station buzzes with opportunities for children to learn about critters that sometimes give us the creeps,” said Nature Station naturalist, Carrie Szwed. “Families can spend the day having fun while learning about these animals hands-on!”
The day’s events include games, crafts, programs, and lots of cool and crawly critters. Stop by ongoing exhibits such as the Insect Road Show, Rescued Reptiles, Aquatic Animals, and Slithery Snakes. Throughout the day, scientists and naturalists will be on hand conducting programs and answering questions. Be sure to say hello to Smokey Bear when he visits throughout the day.
Featured programs include:
· 11 am-Live Animal Show: Creatures of the Night
· 12 pm-Turtle Races
· 1 pm-Live Animal Show: Creatures of the Night
· 2 pm-Amazing Animals Puppet Show
· 3 pm-Live Animal Show: Creatures of the Night
Come ready for a day of fun while learning about these amazingly cool animals. Food will be available for purchase from Aurora BBQ. The day offers a variety of activities for all ages and is especially geared for ages 5-12. Activities are ongoing throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm. Event admission fee is $4 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12, and free 4 and under. Cool & Crawly Critters Day is perfect for Home Educators. Event admission includes all programs.
Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Follow Land Between The Lakes on www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl. Additional LBL information can be found on the website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.