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Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Sunday, September 30th
All Day

Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures by Charles Brindley

  • Location: Kentucky Museum, 1444 Kentucky Street Bowling Green, KY
  • Time: All Day

The Kentucky Museum is pleased to host Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures, an exhibit featuring the work of artist Charles Brindley.  For more information, visit https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/

All Day

Green River Canoe & Camp

  • Location: Mammoth Cave, KY
  • Time: All Day

On this overnight trip, you will experience 8 miles of canoeing and riverside camping in Mammoth Cave National Park. Pack up your canoe at the Dennison Ferry Boat Access site and point your stern down river to be carried past dramatic bluffs, majestic trees, and wildlife.  The green river opens up to 200 ft wide and averages 10 ft deep. Experience nature as it existed when the early frontier was being discovered. Keep your eyes out for turkey, deer, beaver, all kinds of birds and reptiles as we make our journey downstream.

Even though the park is known for their caves, the surrounding park forest has an extraordinary density and diversity of plant life. Test your brain by identifying some common flora seen around the area such as the American Beech tree, rattlesnake fern, false aloe, and much more. Mammoth Cave National Park is a World Heritage Site and Biosphere reserve – allowing for a very divers ecosystem.  The dark cyan waters flow over hale and hearty populations of bass, sunfish, catfish and a bunch of turtles.  The Green River in Mammoth Cave National Park contains the most diverse population of freshwater mussels in North America, and one of the most diverse populations in the world.

ORAC will provide all camping and canoeing equipment, as well as transportation to and from the location.  All you need to worry about is your own clothes, foods, good attitude!  The route itself is very beginner friendly while still throwing in a few places to test your skills.

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Saturday, September 29th:

  1. Leave Preston Center Early A.M.
  2. Arrive at Dennison Ferry Boat Launch
  3. Paddle
  4. Paddle some more
  5. Eat Lunch
  6. Paddle again
  7. Someone will inevitably flip…
  8. Set up camp, eat dinner

Sunday, September 30th:

  1. Eat breakfast and pack up camp
  2. Paddle to Green River Ferry
  3. Load canoes
  4. Return to Preston Center
7:00am - 7:00pm

1968 Gallery Exhibit

  • Location: JRH - JRH 0108
  • Time: 7:00am - 7:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Free public Sunday planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Free public show at the Hardin Planetarium at 2 pm, open to the community
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. Kevin Ayesh, piano

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. Kevin Ayesh, piano

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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