NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Girl Scouts from
across central Wisconsin enjoyed Winter Critters Girl Scout Day at Necedah National
Wildlife Refuge! This one day event was
presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with the Friends
of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the Badgerland and Northwestern Great
Lakes Girl Scout Councils of Wisconsin.
40 Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts representing eight troops were present at
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 8th! Throughout the event, scouts were engaged in
hands-on educational activities and worked towards earning their Hiker or Animal Habitats badges.
Girls spent the day snowshoeing and hiking across habitats found at the
refuge, explored how to be prepared to go on a winter hike, created winter
wildlife habitats, and challenged their understanding of winter wildlife
adaptations through mini experiments!
goal of this day was to immerse Girl Scouts in a winter environment and
encourage them to get out and explore the natural world!” said Visitor Services
Specialist Kara Zwickey from Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.
For more information on public programming,
or a copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at
608-565-2551 or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor
Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is located off of
Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of
Tomah. Refuge lands are open sunrise to
sunset year-round. For additional information
please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/.
information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit http://midwest.fws.gov.
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