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Just For Kids

just_for_kids Ottawa NWR offers many fun ways for you to explore the outdoors. There are many programs you can join to explore with others. You can also explore the refuge with your family, borrow some nets, or field guides and get outside!

Check out a “Let’s Go Outside” backpack!

These backpacks are available at the visitor center. These adventure packs are filled with tools for exploring nature like binoculars, bug jars, a magnifying lens, cloud guide and more.
 

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program

Learn about wetland habitats and waterfowl conservation by connecting nature and art. This program is for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. It guides students to communicate visually what they have learned through an entry into the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.
 

Nature Tots

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.
 

Swampers

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.
 

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2012
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