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Springtime in Kentucky: Nature’s Alarm Clocks

Program Number: 17366RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/14/2013 - 4/19/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Nancy, Kentucky
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Science & Nature; Natural History
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

South-central Kentucky boasts a host of natural environs that burst alive each year with the first signs of the approaching spring. Join experts amid the hills, forests and meadows of this region to interpret these seasonal telltales as they appear. Walk with a naturalist through local ecosystems to observe bird and wildlife activity and study the natural forces that characterize this corner of America. Hike the shores of Lake Cumberland, share stories of adventure around evening campfires and learn tree identification in the surrounding woodlands.




Highlights

• Experience local culture and history with stories of frontier Kentuckians and an excursion to the small town of Jabez.
• Delight in evening performances of traditional Appalachian music, folklore and much more.
• Learn about Kentucky’s role in the Civil War and the importance of the Battle at Mill Springs.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain.




Date Specific Information

4-14-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by University of Kentucky at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center.




Nancy

Atop the rolling hills of south central Kentucky, Lake Cumberland was created by the construction of the Wolf Creek Dam and today, the lake’s 1,000-mile shoreline invites those seeking a refreshing dip or leisurely boat ride. This small, lakeside community surrounded by meadows and forest, offers breath-taking views.



Accommodations
Rustic wood-and-stone lodge located in a peaceful wooded setting high above majestic Lake Cumberland.
Meals and Lodgings
   Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
  Nancy, KY 5 nights
 Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: We are located on 1500 wooded acres that surrounded by beautiful Lake Cumberland one of Kentucky's largest lakes.
  Contact info: 17500 HWY 196
Nancy, KY 42544 USA
phone: 270-866-4215
web: www.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/4h/klc/
  Room amenities: All 62 sleeping rooms have been recently redecorated. We have 30 sleeping rooms that have a double bed and a set of bunk beds, and we have 32 sleeping rooms that have 2 sets of bunks beds in each room. Each room has a private bath and dressing area.
  Facility amenities: Lodge has a beautiful lobby area with large screen TV, stone fireplace and comfortable leather furniture. Our large dining hall has cathedral ceilling, large windows this with beautiful countryside views.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $45.00 Addtional Nights can be approved if there will be other guests at the center.
  Additional nights after: $45.00 Addtional Nights can be approved if there will be other guests at the center.


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
2:00 pm You will be staying at Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center that night.
  End of Program:
12:00 p.m. You will be staying at Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
A large parking area is adjacent to the Leadership Center.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Nancy, KY
  From End of Program
  Location: Nancy, KY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Nancy

 

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None - Car Required

 

 

From Airport

 
 

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None - Car Required

 

 

 
 

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None - Car Required

 
Driving Directions
  Cumberland Parkway Take Nancy exit of Cumberland Parkway, exit 78. Follow signs to the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center. Approx 16 miles from the Nancy exit.
  Lexington KY Take I-75 Traveling South, Exit at Exit # 62 (Renfro Valley) Turn right onto RT 461 toward Somerset, Travel 16 miles on this road, At intersection of Rt#80, turn right toward Somerset, travel 8 miles, Rt #80 will become the Cumberland Parkway West, take Exit # 78 (Nancy Exit) follow signs to Lake Cumberland 4-H Center (approx 15 miles after exiting the Cumberland Parkway.)
Equipment Requirements: binoculars, walking/hiking shoes, rain gear
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: KY Leadership Center
(Sunday, April 14)
   
 Arrive To: Registration begins at 4:00pm in the Lobby of the Leadership Center
 Dinner: 6:00pm Dinner served in the Center cafeteria
 Evening: 7:15pm Welcome and overview of the weeks programs and activities. Social interactions
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast/Bird Walk/Overview of the region/Nature Walk/Lunch/Hike to the Lake/Campfire
(Monday, April 15)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00am Breakfast in the Leadership Center Cafeteria
 Morning: 7:00am-8:00am Before Breakfast, we'll check bird activities around the facility
 Morning: 10:00am-11:45am The instructor will lead a trail walk through the Adjoining 4-H Camp area to familiarize you with the forests and other components of the ecosystems of south central Kentucky
 Morning: 9:00am-10:00am - We will present a general overview describing the forces of nature that characterize this region. Program will take place in the meeting room.
 Lunch: 12:00pm Lunch in the Leadership Center Cafeteria
 Afternoon: 1:30pm A 2 mile hike will be conducted to Lake Cumberland on of the largest reservoirs in the state. You drop 300 feet in elevation to get there and then on the return, you must pay back that difference.
 Dinner: 6:00pm Dinner served in the Center cafeteria
 Evening: 7:30pm We will have an evening around a campfire sharing stories and tales of adventures in nature.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Breakfast/Bird Walk/The Forests of Kentucky/Cafeteria/Wildflowers/Dinner/Critter Tales
(Tuesday, April 16)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00am Breakfast served in the cafeteria
 Morning: 9:00am-11:30am We'll learn to recognize the characteristics of the variety of trees in Kentucky. A hike will take us into the woods to find as many different trees as we can.
 Lunch: 12:00pm Served in the cafeteria
 Afternoon: 1:30pm-4:00pm Tracking and Animal signs. Instructors will lead a hike to discover signs of wildlife.
 Dinner: 6:00pm In the cafeteria
 Evening: 7:30pm A Naturalist will present a program of animal folklore.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Bird Walk/Field Trip/Dinner/Traditional games, toys, & other diversions
(Wednesday, April 17)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00am Breakfast in the cafeteria
 Morning: 9:00am-5:00pm We'll be out in the field today visting natural areas around Lake Cumberland. Planned stops include McCreary Natural Arch, Yahoo Falls, and Mill Spring Grist Mill. Bag Lunch provided in the field.
 Dinner: 6:00pm Served in the cafeteria
 Evening: 7:30pm A program featuring Southwestern High School Raptor Rehabilitation Programs. Live birds will be displayed during the program.
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Breakfast/Bird Walk/Medincinal uses of things in nature/Lunch/Field Trip/Dinner/Musical entertainment
(Thursday, April 18)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00am In the cafeteria
 Morning: 9:00am-11:30am We will stress how people have used things in natures for their benefit. Following a presentation, there will be a field hike to see what's here.
 Lunch: 12:00pm Served in the cafeteria
 Afternoon: 1:30pm-4:00pm We'll take an excursion to the Mill Springs Battlefield Museum and we'll also visit the village of Jabez, KY to learn about the culture of the area.
 Dinner: 6:00pm - Evening cookout around a campfire
 Evening: 8:00pm - A movie will be shown about Appalachian Mountains
   
Accommodations: Lake Cumberland 4-H Edcuational Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast/Bird Walk/Trail Walk/Lunch/12:00pm Check Out & Departure
(Friday, April 19)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00am In the cafeteria
 Morning: 7:00am-8:00am One last look for something different
 Morning: 9:00am-10:30am -Cemetery Walk. We'll visit a local graveyard and talk about burial customs.
 Lunch: 11:30am In the cafeteria
 Afternoon: 12:00pm - Checkout
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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