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August 2016

Early Squirrel Hunting Season

August 25
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Daily until October 14, 2016
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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These noisy Gray Squirrels become even more noisy as they search high and low for acorns and hickory nuts. Trying hard to defend their cache against rivals, Photo by Ron Kruger

All hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase a Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit, in addition to the appropriate state hunting licenses. Tick repellent use is highly encouraged. Please see www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting/ for additional hunting information.

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August at the Homeplace

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum,
4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
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Double Pen House, Photo by Selena Ball

Summer is here and the appearance of the Dog Star in the sky foretells Dog Days of summer. Crops will be maintained and vegetables preserved for later.

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Hummingbird Month

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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hummingbird

Join us for an entire month of hummingbirds and hummingbird related events including Hummingbird Weekend and Hummingbird Café.

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Hummingbird Photo Contest

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Hummingbirds on Feeder

Come one come all to Nature Station’s Hummingbird Photo Contest! Photographers of all abilities and ages are encouraged to participate.

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The Little Star That Could

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 30, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
The Little Star That Could

This full-dome presentation is about the newest baby star in the sky - Little Star. He quickly discovers he is just an average star, but yearns to become special and have planets of his own. Along the way in his quest, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special.

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Earth, Moon, & Sun

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 30, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics.

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Red Wolf Treat Time

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.34 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Endangered Red Wolf at Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes

Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them “wolf” down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction.

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Tonight’s Sky – Live!

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Planetarium

Somewhere along the line, planetariums became cool shaped movie theaters and the technology got ahead of the message. You are invited to quietly relax under a 40 foot canopy of stars that represent tonight’s sky. As you do, our knowledgeable and entertaining staff will personally lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, and special celestial events. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above.

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The Farm’s Herb Garden

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until August 25, 2016
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum,
4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
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Homeplace garden

In the mid-19th century, a farm family not only raised field crops and vegetable gardens; they also planted herbs. These plants provided culinary, medicinal, and other important uses for the working farm. Stop by the herb garden today to learn about some of our herbs and how they were made useful. Every week a different herb will be highlighted.

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From Earth to the Universe

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
From Earth to the Universe Planetarium Show

Enjoy beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen through the world’s largest telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today’s giant telescopes—allowing us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

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Afternoon Animal Encounters

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Touch a real turtle at Woodlands Nature Station, Photo by Melodie Anderson

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors.

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Mystery Animal Encounter

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until August 25, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Screech Owl

Meet one of our resident animals up close, but only after you guess who it is! We’ll give you several clues and see if you can name that critter. Then enjoy a close encounter with this mystery animal and learn how it survives in nature. You might even win a prize!

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Interstellar Boundary Explorer-Search for the Edge of the Solar System

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 30, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Interstellar Boundary Explorer, IBEX

Young children and adults will relate to the inquisitive minds of two teenagers as they search for answers to “How large is our solar system”? This presentation takes full advantage of beautiful full-dome graphics, as two teens discover that NASA has a current mission that is not only measuring our solar system, but also creating a 3-D map!

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Feedin’ Time on the Farm

August 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum,
4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
+ Google Map
Tamworth Mix Pigs at The Homeplace

It’s feeding time for our farm animals beginning with the pigs! Meet at the pig pen and lend a hand and learn how to care for farm animals the 1850 way!

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Parade of Raptors

August 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Red-tailed Hawk at Nature Station

Come face-to-face with a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, and red-tailed hawk as our staff moves these birds from their outdoor perches to their indoor shelter during the parade of raptors.

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Early Squirrel Hunting Season

August 26
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until October 14, 2016
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
These noisy Gray Squirrels become even more noisy as they search high and low for acorns and hickory nuts. Trying hard to defend their cache against rivals, Photo by Ron Kruger

All hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase a Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit, in addition to the appropriate state hunting licenses. Tick repellent use is highly encouraged. Please see www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting/ for additional hunting information.

Find out more »

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Laser Legends of the Night Sky Planetarium Show

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl leads you on a light-hearted journey as you look at the Greek mythology associated with some of our constellations.

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August at the Homeplace

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum,
4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
+ Google Map
Double Pen House, Photo by Selena Ball

Summer is here and the appearance of the Dog Star in the sky foretells Dog Days of summer. Crops will be maintained and vegetables preserved for later.

Find out more »

Hummingbird Month

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
hummingbird

Join us for an entire month of hummingbirds and hummingbird related events including Hummingbird Weekend and Hummingbird Café.

Find out more »

Hummingbird Photo Contest

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Hummingbirds on Feeder

Come one come all to Nature Station’s Hummingbird Photo Contest! Photographers of all abilities and ages are encouraged to participate.

Find out more »

Firefall

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Monday and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 29, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
FireFall_Poster-fdp3

Where do meteors come from? What they are made of? What past evidence do we have of their visits? What you learn may just surprise you.

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Back to the Moon for Good

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Back to the Moon For Good

Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete to land a rover on the moon in 2017.

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Red Wolf Treat Time

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.34 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2016
Nature Station,
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Endangered Red Wolf at Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes

Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them “wolf” down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction.

Find out more »

Tonight’s Sky – Live!

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
Planetarium

Somewhere along the line, planetariums became cool shaped movie theaters and the technology got ahead of the message. You are invited to quietly relax under a 40 foot canopy of stars that represent tonight’s sky. As you do, our knowledgeable and entertaining staff will personally lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, and special celestial events. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above.

Find out more »

From Earth to the Universe

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 31, 2016
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory,
238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
From Earth to the Universe Planetarium Show

Enjoy beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen through the world’s largest telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today’s giant telescopes—allowing us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Find out more »
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