Getting up close and personal with nature brings joy, finds a student at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. He and others took part in the refuge's sixth annual Henshaw Creek Weir Science Camp this summer, which teaches hands-on learning, native knowledge and sound wildlife stewardship.
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Joy, for a Song,
At a National Wildlife Refuge
For sheer joy, it's hard to beat being outdoors in nature on a glorious autumn day. Explore a wildlife refuge and re-awaken your sense of wonder. Thrills await, whether you visit a refuge to see wildlife, enjoy a hike or a paddle, or sample one of a host of free or low-cost special events.
Wildlife refuges can help you get fit while you see wildlife up close. Stimulate your senses and soothe your mind with a walk in a tranquil outdoor setting.
In 2010 more than 40 million people visited a national wildlife refuge, generating about $4.2 billion in economic activity, according to an October 2011 report commissioned by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. Visit a refuge and see what all the excitement is about.
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