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 scavenger hunts to matching animal tracks to creating a nature collage. Learn how to play Car Bingo and become a Wildlife Watch Explorer. Through Earth Rangers, you can view photos of all kinds of animals and, at the same time, learn about their habitat, what kind of food they eat, and what their behavior and adaptations are. You can even learn more about how to protect certain kinds of critters. Once you have done that, go to a local park or national wildlife refuge with your family or friends and explore some more-This time with your OWN camera! You’ll find these fun nature-related projects and a lot more!
Fish, Wildlife and People A Mark Trail book that teaches you about taking care of our precious natural resources. There are many pictures to color as well as activity sheets, home projects and more. (USFWS publication) Wetlands Coloring Book This book teaches about wetlands, the importance of wildlife refuges and the duck stamp program. There are many pictures to color and a place to draw your very own duck stamp. (USFWS publication)Bird ListHere are some of the water and shore birds you could see along the county and township roads near the Refuge. Check them off as you identify them to see how many species you see today.
Let’s Go Outside Backpack: Was created to give you, your family, and your friends some ideas and tools for exploring the outdoors and developing a “sense of wonder” about nature. These activities can be fun for all ages, but they are ideal for 6-12 years old. Bert’s Backpack: Was designed for fire safety lessons, activities, and discussions.
Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge has the following The Aldo Leopold Foundation items available for check out:Green fire: The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold: is a CD packed with fun activities designed to help get youth and their families outdoors learning about nature, using Leopold’s ideas as a starting place.
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The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck. Like other plovers, it runs in short starts and stops. When still, the piping plover blends into the pale background of open, sandy habitat on outer beaches where it feeds and nests. The bird's name derives from its call notes, plaintive bell-like whistles which are often heard before the birds are seen.