Adventure BackpacksThe Aransas National Wildlife Refuge has 25 backpacks available for kids to check out and use during their visit. Backpacks contain many fun and educational tools like field guides, binoculars, nature-related books for kids, and much more. Stop by the visitor center and check out your backpack on birding, tracks made by wildlife, or nature. The different themes will help you find a new and different adventure every time you visit!
Let's Go Outside Visit Let's Go Outside for cool, fun outdoor things you can do on your own, with your friends, classroom or family! Enjoy the 'Book of Stuff,' which has everything from from scavenger hunts to matching animal tracks to creating a nature collage. Learn how to play Car Bingo and become a Wildlife Watch Explorer. You'll find these fun nature-related projects and a lot more!
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The Matagorda Island Unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is part of long chain of barrier islands that extend down the Texas coastline. This rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.