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Nature Station set to become classroom for homeschoolers

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GOLDEN POND -- Homeschooler families are invited to use Woodlands Nature Station as their outdoor classroom in April at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Visitors can pick up a "Nature Discovery Activity Book" to guide them through exploration activities such as a pond exploration, bird identification and animal math. Complete activities to earn an official Nature Discovery Patch and certificate. Nature Station is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in April.

Homeschoolers can take part in staff-led programs about trees, pioneer skills, fossils and more. Programs will be offered throughout April. Visitors also can enjoy up-close animal encounter programs daily at 3:30 p.m. and see the Parade of Raptors at 4:30 p.m.

Homeschoolers' Day at Nature Station will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 and will focus on forests. Activities about tree identification, forest animals and the role of fire in the forest, will highlight the day.

Programs included with regular admission: ages 13 and up, $5; ages 5-12, $3; ages 4 and under are free. Some programs require additional fees, as noted. Fourth grade students can go to https://everykidinapark.gov/, get their free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.

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