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Tree Week Paducah

Saturday, October 8, 2022

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Land Between the Lakes Woolly Bear Weekend is packed with kid-friendly activities including a cool scavenger hunt. The woolly bear caterpillar is a sign of changing seasons and our mascot to celebrate autumn! Admission to the Nature Station is $7 ages 18+, $5 ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under. Woodlands Nature Station website Calendar of Events lists activities.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Land Between the Lakes Woolly Bear Weekend is packed with kid-friendly activities including forest folklore storytelling. The woolly bear caterpillar is a sign of changing seasons and our mascot to celebrate autumn! Admission to the Woodlands Nature Station is $7 ages 18+, $5 ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under. Woodlands Nature Station website Calendar of Events lists activities.

Daylight Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!

Monday, October 10, 2022

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. McCracken Co. Public Library Tree-themed Craft activities including give-aways for kids and adults such as tree field guides (while supplies last). McCracken Co. Library is located at 555 Washington St. Paducah. Email Linda Bartley for more information lbartley@mclib.net.

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. University of Kentucky-Paducah Earthships Presentation. You probably grew up
with series and movies such as Start Wars, Star Trek among others. Some of you might be considering the aerospace engineering certificate and dreaming of working for NASA. What if I told you that instead of a spaceship, you could actually live in an Earthship? A sustainable architecture to live totally off the grid. Who knows? Living in a desert might be your next thing. Join us to learn more and discuss about Earthships. WKCTC Challenge Learning Center - room 219 (CLC 219). Email Gisella.Lamas@uky.edu for more information.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Land Between the Lakes Tree-mendous Hike. LBL has a large diversity of trees! Learn some simple tips and techniques on how to identify the trees in your own backyard! Hike is included in the admission fee to the Woodlands Nature Station, $7 ages 18+, $5 ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under. Woodlands Nature Station website Calendar of Events lists activities.

Daylight Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. How Not to Kill a Tree, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar. What's wrong with my tree? There are many issues that can affect your landscape trees. Join us for this webinar and learn about common tree problems and how you can help keep your trees healthy and beautiful for years to come. This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Details are under events at https://ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek or email Ellen Crocker e.crocker@uky.edu for more information.

1 - 2 p.m. The Fabulous World of Fungi, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar.
Enter the mysterious world of molds and mushrooms. Learn the basics of mushroom identification and explore the many roles fungi play in ecology; from the good, to the bad, to the slightly creepy. This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Email Megan Buland mabula2@g.uky.edu for more information and pre-registration or this online webinar.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. McCracken Co. Public Library Tree-themed Craft activities including give-aways for kids and adults such as tree field guides (while supplies last). McCracken Co. Library is located at 555 Washington St. Paducah. Email Linda Bartley for more information and pre-registration lbartley@mclib.net

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. How to Identify a Tree, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar. With over 120 different trees species learning how to identify trees in Kentucky can be challenging but we can help you make it rewarding. Join us and learn how to use a dichotomous tree leaf key and take the challenge out of tree id. This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Details are under events at
https://ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek or email Laurie.Thomas@uky.edu for more information.

Daylight Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. McCracken Co. Public Library Tree-themed Craft activities including give-aways for kids and adults such as tree field guides (while supplies last). McCracken Co. Library is located at 555 Washington St. Paducah. Email Linda Bartley for more information lbartley@mclib.net.

Daylight, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!

10 - 11 a.m. From the Woods Today- Special Tree Week Edition, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar. We have a great special Tree Week line-up on the weekly From the Woods Today, co-hosted by Reneé Williams and Billy Thomas. This show covers a range of issues, presenting “news you can use” related to timely topics. This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Details are under events at https://ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek or email Renee Williams Forestry.Extension@uky.edu for more information.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

9 - 10 a.m. WKCTC Tree Planting. New species of trees will be added to the Nature Trail at WKCTC to increase the already diverse tree population on campus. Efforts underway are to maintain healthy tree canopies while diversifying species and ages of trees to help promote enrichment and habitats for different species. Email Anna.Vaughndoom@kctcs.edu for more information.

9 - 10 a.m. Small Trees for Small Spaces, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar. Think the only tree out there for a small landscape is a dogwood? Think again. Get to know some other great small trees for any Kentucky landscape.This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Details are under events at https://ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek or email Kelly.Jackson@uky.edu for more information.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Kentucky Maple Syrup Project, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar. Did you know it takes more than 40 gallons of maple sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup? The Kentucky Maple Syrup Project is a partnership of several organizations with the goal of promoting Kentucky maple syrup and supporting the sugar makers. Join Dr. Jacob Muller and Billy Thomas to learn about Kentucky maple syrup production as well as educational programs for adults and youth. This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Details are under events at https://ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek or email Billy.Thomas@uky.edu for more information.

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. McCracken Co. Public Library Tree-themed Craft activities including give-aways for kids and adults such as tree field guides (while supplies last). McCracken Co. Library is located at 555 Washington St. Paducah. Email Linda Bartley for more information lbartley@mclib.net.

Daylight Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!

Friday, October 14, 2022

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. McCracken Co. Public Library Tree-themed Craft activities including give-aways for kids and adults such as tree field guides (while supplies last). McCracken Co. Library is located at 555 Washington St. Paducah. Email Linda Bartley for more information lbartley@mclib.net.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Shawnee National Forest Hike. Meet at the Bell Smith Springs parking lot for a hike to the Natural Bridge. Bring bug spray and water. Email Bobby.Lee@kctcs.edu for more information.

12 – 1 p.m. Invasive Plants and Native Alternatives, UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Webinar. Invasive plants are everywhere! In this session Mary Hank and Ellen Crocker discuss invasive plants in your home landscape and some great native alternatives to plant instead. This event is kid-friendly and handicap accessible. Details are under events at https://ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek or email  Mary.Hank@uky.edu for more information.

Daylight Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Daylight Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge introduces you to National Wildlife Refuge Week through fishing, story walks, hiking ideas, sketch book prompts, photography tips, and more. Find Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard. Walk, run, listen, draw, capture, watch, and be healthy in the wild!