Wildlife observation, hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, and photography are all great examples of things kids can do at J. Clark Salyer NWR. To help you get started, we have a variety of educational brochures and games to choose from at our Refuge office. We also have two "Connecting People with Nature - Let's Go Outside " backpacks that can be checked out to assist little explorers in their adventures. Each backpack includes a pair of binoculars, a bug jar, petri dishes, dip net, magnifying glass, thermometer/compass, weather window, butterfly net, fly eye kaleidoscope, forceps, field guides, writing tools, and an activity journal. The backpacks can be checked out by groups or individuals, but must be returned to the refuge office.
To learn more about outdoor activities, please visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Let's Go Outside kids page.
For more kid friendly activities, check out the National Wildlife Refuge System Kids page.
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