Forsythe has a lot to offer for children of all ages. We feature a one-of-a-kind Nature's Discovery Area, where kids can climb log steps, dig for treasures, build a birds nest, create a nature song, grow like a tree, and experience a memorable adventure in the outdoors. We welcome you to come explore as a family.
We have a Junior Refuge Manager program where you can earn a badge! Either print the workbooks off from the links below, or stop in our Visitor Center (open 10 - 3 on weekdays and 9 - 4 on weekends) and pick up a copy there. When complete, return it to the Visitor Center to receive your badge!
Junior Refuge Manager Ages 4 - 7
Junior Refuge Manager Ages 8 +
Additionally, nature backpacks can be borrowed free of charge from our visitor center, as well as binoculars and field guides.
Visit our Environmental Education page for more information on school and scout programs.
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There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round on the refuge. Come by in the winter for a chance to see hundreds of black ducks and Atlantic brant. Summer is a great time to spot turtles sunning by the water. Visit our Seasons of Wildlife page to learn more!