Monday – Friday, August 6 – 10 — Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, WI
Participate in activities and games all week long. Registration: 608-565-2551
Family Bird Walk
Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Don Edwards S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge, CA
Enjoy a shared time of nature learning. Help kids create their personal bird watching field guides, and then head out onto the trails to find those birds. Some binoculars are available to borrow.
Recommended for children ages 5-10.
Register: 510-792-0222 ext. 363.
All About Waterfowl
Saturday, August 11, 8 a.m. to noon —
McNary National Wildlife Refuge, WA
Learn how to band ducks, identify waterfowl, call geese, retrieve ducks with a Labrador and much more.
Members of Ducks Unlimited and the Richland Rod and Gun Club will be on hand to teach youth of all ages about waterfowl through a variety of outdoor activities.
Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. — Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, TX
Learn about non-native plants that are crowding out native ones, and what is being done to combat them.
Saturday, August 11, 8:00 a.m. to noon — Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge, WA
Learn how to band ducks, identify waterfowl, call geese, retrieve ducks with a Labrador, and much more. Join in for the refuge’s most popular annual event.
Bike and Hike
Sunday, August 12, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. ─
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, MN
Accompany a ranger by bike and on foot through some of the best habitat in the Minnesota River Valley.
Get a close-up view of a valley that has as much biodiversity as a rainforest.
Bring your own bike and gear.
Be prepared for riding and hiking on gravel trails with frequent stops for wildlife observation.
Tuesday, August 14, 10 a.m. to noon —
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, WA
Come aboard stable 34-foot big canoes led by Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership educators.
Paddle canoes and observe refuge wildlife from a new perspective. Ages 5 and up.
Register: McKenzie Miller at 503-226-1565 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refuge Readers Book Group
Friday, August 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, NJ
All are welcome to discuss The Wild Trees by Richard Preston.
Drawbridge Van Excursion: Ghost Town
Saturday, August 25, 2 to 4:30 p.m. —
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, CA
The program is intended for adults. Space is limited. Register: Call Debra at 408-262-5513 ext. 102.
Wildlife Conservation and Recreation Day
Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. —
Patuxent Research Refuge, MD
Learn about wildlife conservation and recreation opportunities through habitat exploration, children’s crafts, archery and firearm demonstrations.