Squaw Creek NWR is dedicated to keeping our Wild Places Wild. We know the real key to this effort rests in the hand of today's youth. As we ready ourselves to pass the baton to the next generation it is our responsibility to educate these children and spark a wonder and passion for the Great Outdoors. The refuge has developed two programs dedicated to just this: The Junior Naturalist Program and the After School Program.
This Program consists of 14 weeks of free classes geared toward educating and entertaining children of grade school age and is held every Thursday throughout the summer at 6:30 pm. Participants may join us for any of our fourteen programs beginning May 30th and extend through the summer until the last Thursday of July. Participants may join us for any of our fourteen programs beginning the last Thursday of May and extend through the summer until the last Thursday of July. Although the 2012 summer fun is over, you can always officially Enroll for next year's program to earn a Certificate and become a Squaw Creek Junior Naturalist!
This five week program is a cooperative effort between the Mound City Public Library, the South Holt Kiwanis Club and Squaw Creek NWR. The program is geared to spark a connection between nature and literature. Classes will begin at 4:00 every Tuesday & Thursday, students from South Holt (Tuesdays), Mound City, and Craig (Thursdays) school districts will have the option of being bused to the refuge. Although classes are geared for these schools, refuge programs are open to the public and outsiders are always welcome. Children in grades 2-4 are welcome from other schools and homeschooling networks. For more information please contact the refuge.
Want in on the action but can’t make it to the regularly scheduled programing? Squaw Creek NWR strongly believes the future of our wild places lies in the hands of today’s children. Therefore, wildlife education is of utmost importance to our refuge system. Squaw Creek NWR now provide environmental education classes in the form of themed fieldtrips on the refuge as well as classroom visits to your school. Download our Interpretative Services Flyer to Learn More.
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