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Cool & Creepy Critters Draw Kids to LBL July 13
By WestKyStar Staff
GOLDEN POND, KY - During Cool & Crawly Critters Day, kids can get an up-close to 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 13 from 10 am to 4 pm. Event admission fee is $5 ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 and under are free. All programs are included with admission fee. Lunch will be available for purchase.

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 stops by for a visit. The day offers a variety of activities for everyone, especially ages 5-12. Home educators use this day as part of their science and nature curriculum.

You will find a complete list of activities at http://www.lbl.org/pdf/13coolcrawlycritterday.pdf. Featured programs include:

· 11 am Live Animal Show; Meet a Fruit Bat, Prairie Dog and more!

· 12 pm 6th Annual Turtle Race

· 1 pm Live Animal Show: Meet a Fruit Bat, Prairie Dog and more!

· 2  pm Amazing Animals Puppet Show

· 3 pm Live Animal Show: Meet a Fruit Bat, Prairie Dog and more!

"If your children like animals, they will love Cool & Crawly Critters Day. Everyone will delight in the many up-close encounters they will experience with animals of all kinds," said Nature Station naturalist, Aviva Yasgur. "Families can spend the day having fun while learning about these animals hands-on. You may find out that these critters are cooler and less creepy than you thought."

For more information, visit the official LBL website at www.lbl.org or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes.

Information provided by LBL staff.


Published 04:45 AM, Monday Jul. 01, 2013
Updated 04:56 AM, Monday Jul. 01, 2013

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