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Just For Kids

Youngsters using the Jr. Ranger Backpacks









Bear River MBR is a great place for kids and to get kids outdoors!  With a variety of youth activities like our Jr. Ranger Program and self-led scavenger hunts, the Refuge is an excellent family-fun destination.

  • America's Great Outdoors

    America's Great Outdoors photo

    President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people – that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans. AGO recognizes that many of the best ideas come from outside of Washington. Instead of dictating policies, this initiative turns to communities for local, grassroots conservation initiatives. Instead of growing bureaucracy, it calls for reworking inefficient policies and making the Federal Government a better partner with states, tribes, and local communities. For more information, visit the AGO website.

  • Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

    Youth Conservation Corps banding geese from an airboat

    The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program, established by Public Law 93-408, for young men and women between the ages of 15 through 18.  Applications are available now and must be submitted by April 15th, 2015


  • Let's Go Outside

    Let's Go Outside logo

    Let's Go Outside! is an U.S. Fish & Wildlife program and partner, set up to get more nature in your kids!  For more information, check out the Let's Go Outside website.

  • Jr. Duck Stamp Program

    2011 Utah Jr. Duck Stamp winning art of a Ruddy Duck

    Now is the time to work on your 2015 Junior Duck Stamp Entries! All entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2015.  Flyer with details 

    To learn more: Entry guidelines, including dimension requirements and an entry form, can be downloaded from or call Kathi Stopher at 435-734-6438. 

  • Jr. Ranger Program

    Jr. Ranger Backpack

    Bear River has an active Jr. Ranger program - highlighted by our Jr. Ranger Activity backpacks.  These backpacks are available for check out by children and families at our front desk, and are filled with fun tools and guides for exploring the Refuge wetlands and grasslands.  There is also an activity workbook with 15 fun activities, and if participants complete at least 5, they can earn their patch and become an official Bear River Jr. Ranger. Download your Bear River Jr. Ranger Activity Book now, print it and bring it with you and become a Jr. Ranger today!

  • Wetland Wings & Other Wild Things

    Wetland Wings program

    Through a partnership with the Ogden Nature Center, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge offers local families, preschool and daycare student’s opportunities for discovery through our Wetland Wings and other Wild Things program. This age-appropriate curriculum focuses on connecting children with their natural world. Parents and teachers rave about this engaging education program. “I really liked having this class for my 3-year old.” “A very fun program, my son loves that bird refuge!” The naturalists from the Ogden Nature Center an integral part of the Wetland Wings program; they bring the lessons to life!

  • Scout visits

    Eagle Scout Bird Feeder Station project

    The Refuge is a GREAT place for scouting groups of all levels to learn, explore and experience the outdoors. The Refuge is unfortunately not offering any Ranger led scout programs at this time, but we have excellent resources available for pack and den leaders such as scout folders, scout scavenger hunts & birding activities,  and Jr. Ranger backpacks.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015
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