Kentucky students can join free virtual programs via Zoom on biology and natural history. Three programs are available, each recommended for different grade levels:

  • In Cold Blood, for grades 2-5: defining the term and explaining differences between reptiles and amphibians. The program includes three live animals.
  • Fine Feathered Friends, for grades 5-7: exploring birds’ adaptations and how they help birds survive in differing habitats. The program includes a live bird. There is an optional post-program activity.
  • Eagle Conservation in Land Between the Lakes, for grades 7-12: A naturalist will tell the history of bald eagle conservation and their reintroduction to Land Between the Lakes.

The Zoom classes will be offered every Tuesday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. CT for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Each session lasts about 35 minutes.

Sign up by emailing Shannon Brockway, naturalist and group programs coordinator at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, or by calling (270) 924-2294.

Registrants will receive an emailed link to the Zoom webinar, which can be forwarded to students on remote learning or opened on a shared screen in the classroom.

Signing up in class groups is encouraged. Large groups may need to make special arrangements.

During the webinar, only the naturalist will talk or be on screen. Students can participate through chat, questions and polls.