Just For Kids

Youngsters using the Jr. Ranger Backpacks

Bear River MBR is a great place for kids and to get kids outdoors!  With a variety of youth activities like our Jr. Ranger Program and self-led scavenger hunts, the Refuge is an excellent family-fun destination.

  • America's Great Outdoors

    America's Great Outdoors photo

    President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people – that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans. AGO recognizes that many of the best ideas come from outside of Washington. Instead of dictating policies, this initiative turns to communities for local, grassroots conservation initiatives. Instead of growing bureaucracy, it calls for reworking inefficient policies and making the Federal Government a better partner with states, tribes, and local communities. For more information, visit the AGO website.

  • Let's Go Outside

    Let's Go Outside logo

    Let's Go Outside! is an U.S. Fish & Wildlife program and partner, set up to get more nature in your kids!  For more information, check out the Let's Go Outside website.

  • Jr. Duck Stamp Program

    Brad Gray JDS Best of Show 2015

    Students, from kindergarten through twelfth grade are encouraged to enter their artistic rendi-tions of North American waterfowl into the contest. Information on the National Junior Duck Stamp contest can be found at www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program.php 

  • Jr. Ranger Program

    Jr. Ranger Backpack

    Bear River has an active Jr. Ranger program - highlighted by our Jr. Ranger Activity backpacks.  These backpacks are available for check out by children and families at our front desk, and are filled with fun tools and guides for exploring the Refuge wetlands and grasslands.  There is also an activity workbook with 15 fun activities, and if participants complete at least 5, they can earn their patch and become an official Bear River Jr. Ranger. Download your Bear River Jr. Ranger Activity Book now, print it and bring it with you and become a Jr. Ranger today!

  • Wetland Wings & Other Wild Things

    Wetland Wings program

    Through a partnership with the Ogden Nature Center, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge offers local families, preschool and daycare student’s opportunities for discovery through our Wetland Wings and other Wild Things program. This age-appropriate curriculum focuses on connecting children with their natural world. Parents and teachers rave about this engaging education program. “I really liked having this class for my 3-year old.” “A very fun program, my son loves that bird refuge!” The naturalists from the Ogden Nature Center an integral part of the Wetland Wings program; they bring the lessons to life!