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    • Nature Tots - August 2

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       Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the refuge from 10:30 – 11:30 am on the first Saturday of each month for nature crafts, stories, and walks outdoors. Space is limited; call the Visitor Center to register at 419-898-0014.

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    • Swampers - August 2

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       Come meet a Park Ranger and participate in hands-on activities and outside programs for children ages 6-10. Swampers will meet from 1-2:30 pm on the first Saturday of each month for nature crafts, walks, and a Swampin’ good time! Space is limited; call the Visitor Center to register at 419-898-0014.

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    • Monthly Bird Count - August 3

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       On the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. volunteers meet at the trail head parking lot for the bird count. Volunteers divide into teams and hike the east half of the refuge. Everyone, of all skill levels, is welcome. Bring binoculars and dress to be outdoors. This is a great way to see the refuge, meet great people, and practice your bird id skills. After lunch at a local eatery volunteers gather again to drive the west half of the refuge. For more information about this part of the bird count please call the refuge at 419-898-0014. 

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    • Marsh Mondays - Lake Erie

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       Join a refuge ranger for hands on activities and outside fun! Children ages 3-5 meet from 10:00 am – noon. Children ages 6-12 meet from 1 – 3 p.m. Please call 419-898-0014 to register.

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    • Hike the Dikes - Searching for Shorebirds

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       Hike the Dikes is a cooperative program with Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Attend three hikes and earn a hiking stick! Meet at 9 a.m. at the Magee Marsh Sportsman Migratory Bird Center.

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    • Blue Goose Bus Tour

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       Join a ranger for behind the scenes access to closed areas of the refuge complex. Destinations vary depending on wildlife use and activity. Call 419-898-0014 to reserve a spot on the bus.

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    • Marsh Mondays - Naturalists

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       Join a refuge ranger for hands on activities and outside fun! Children ages 3-5 meet from 10:00 am – noon. Children ages 6-12 meet from 1 – 3 p.m. Please call 419-898-0014 to register.

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    • Auto Tour August 16-17

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       Drive through seven miles of the refuge that are normally closed to the public. Gates open at 8:00 am and entrance gate closes at 4 pm. Auto Tour entrance is off the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Pick up a printed guide at the entrance for information on refuge management and recent sightings. All auto tours are weather dependent.

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    • Nature tots - September 6

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       Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the refuge from 10:30 – 11:30 am on the first Saturday of each month for nature crafts, stories, and walks outdoors. Space is limited; call the Visitor Center to register at 419-898-0014.

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    • Swampers - September 6

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       Come meet a Park Ranger and participate in hands-on activities and outside programs for children ages 6-10. Swampers will meet from 1-2:30 pm on the first Saturday of each month for nature crafts, walks, and a Swampin’ good time! Space is limited; call the Visitor Center to register at 419-898-0014.

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    • Monthly Bird Count(3)

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       On the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. volunteers meet at the trail head parking lot for the bird count. Volunteers divide into teams and hike the east half of the refuge. Everyone, of all skill levels, is welcome. Bring binoculars and dress to be outdoors. This is a great way to see the refuge, meet great people, and practice your bird id skills. After lunch at a local eatery volunteers gather again to drive the west half of the refuge. For more information about this part of the bird count please call the refuge at 419-898-0014.

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    • Auto Tour September 20-21

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       Drive through seven miles of the refuge that are normally closed to the public. Gates open at 8:00 am and entrance gate closes at 4 pm. Auto Tour entrance is off the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Pick up a printed guide at the entrance for information on refuge management and recent sightings. All auto tours are weather dependent.

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    • Nature Tots - October 4

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       Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the refuge from 10:30 – 11:30 am on the first Saturday of each month for nature crafts, stories, and walks outdoors. Space is limited; call the Visitor Center to register at 419-898-0014.

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    • Monthly Bird Count - October 5

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       On the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. volunteers meet at the trail head parking lot for the bird count. Volunteers divide into teams and hike the east half of the refuge. Everyone, of all skill levels, is welcome. Bring binoculars and dress to be outdoors. This is a great way to see the refuge, meet great people, and practice your bird id skills.After lunch at a local eatery volunteers gather again to drive the west half of the refuge. For more information about this part of the bird count please call the refuge at 419-898-0014. 

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    • Monthly Bird Count- November 2

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       On the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. volunteers meet at the trail head parking lot for the bird count. Volunteers divide into teams and hike the east half of the refuge. Everyone, of all skill levels, is welcome. Bring binoculars and dress to be outdoors. This is a great way to see the refuge, meet great people, and practice your bird id skills.After lunch at a local eatery volunteers gather again to drive the west half of the refuge. For more information about this part of the bird count please call the refuge at 419-898-0014. 

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    • Monthly Bird Count - December 7

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       On the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. volunteers meet at the trail head parking lot for the bird count. Volunteers divide into teams and hike the east half of the refuge. Everyone, of all skill levels, is welcome. Bring binoculars and dress to be outdoors. This is a great way to see the refuge, meet great people, and practice your bird id skills.After lunch at a local eatery volunteers gather again to drive the west half of the refuge. For more information about this part of the bird count please call the refuge at 419-898-0014. 

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2013
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