Friends of Land Between The Lakes, along with its partners, is pleased to be able to offer grants to public schools within a 100 mile radius of the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area which provide funding support for educational trips to Land Between The Lakes.

Funds are awarded based upon application and needs expressed.  Amount awarded to grantees is partially determined by the total amount of grant funds available.

School Year 2022-2023 Information

The Grant Application Timeline for the 2022-23

Information available to read and download from

If you are interested in visiting one of the education facilities at Land Between the Lakes, we look forward to your visit.  Program choices may be limited in order to avoid some indoor spaces.  Many programs take place outside at both Woodlands Nature Station (NS) and the Homeplace 1950 Working Farm and Agricultural Museum (HP)so it is important to come dressed appropriately for the weather.

Facility schedules vary so it is wise to call our scheduler as soon as possible to begin your planning for all of our facilities.

  • November 30, 2022 – Deadline to submit grant application for review by the Evaluation Committee.
  • January 15, 2023 – Grants awarded posted to website – [there has been a delay in Evaluation Activities.  We are sorry.]
  • You should call the Scheduler right away as available time slots are filling quickly …  call (270) 924-2020 or 2044.
  • Oct 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2023 – Field Trips to Land Between the Lakes conducted.  Send your Evaluation Form back 7 days after trip please.  Please ask teachers to include at least one specific positive impact upon students as a result of the experience with us in nature.
  • Jun 30, 2023 – Deadline for Grantees to submit all documentation requested to include photos (with parental permission) showing student involvement here

Forms to be completed or used to complete application

-Program Information


-Price sheet for services and facilities

2022-2023 Fee_Listing-FINAL Oct 28 2022

-Application Form and Financial Plan Form

2022_23-FieldTripGrandApplication FINAL Oct 28 2022

Field Trip Evaluation


You must complete the application form, the financial plan form and submit in writing to Jim Taylor, 345 Maintenance Rd, Golden Pond, KY 42211 and/or to so as to be received in the LBL office no later than close of business Oct 31, 2021.

The Order of Merit Listing of groups approved will be shown below when available.

Available as soon as possible.


We will direct funds equal to the number of dollars which we committed to support (based upon the number of students traveling to LBL and the number of facilities and nights stayed).  These approved funds will be paid directly to the proper agency to support your visit.  Any costs above the amount approved will be the responsibility of the school.  These obligations need to be satisfied by payments made by the school.

Please complete and forward your evaluation form within 7 days of trip and visit.


[Digital images of your students engaged in their visit would be very helpful to us. Please submit after your visit.]


The final Order of Merit List for Grants approved for the 2022-2023 School Year will be show here when available. Please remember that all Evaluations should be received by Jun 30, 2023 in order to be paid by the grant.

To learning more about this exciting program, contact us at

Program Information

Information for trip planning, including pre & post-tip activities, is available here. Information necessary for developing your visit costs may be found here.

View a guide to correlation to KY educational standards and Woodlands Nature Station or The Homeplace programs on the website.

View a guide to correlation to TN educational standards and Woodlands Nature Station or The Homeplace programs on the website.

There may be changes due to updates in programs. For current information on Golden Pond Planetarium shows, call 270-924-2243 or look below.

KY Standards for Planetarium Programs Here

TN Standards for Planetarium Programs Here

If you have any questions about an application for a Field Trip Grant experience, contact Jim Taylor, the grant administrator at or call him at (270)924-2091