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Running the Wildlife Challenge! Credit: Ed Grimes/USFWS
Child on the 'Treetop Shuffle' section of the Wildlife Challenge. Credit: Ed Grimes/USFWS

Take the Wildlife Challenge!

Are video games, computers or HDTV’s keeping you inside more often these days? Looking for a way to get outside, and have some fun as well?  The Wildlife Challenge Course is waiting for you!

Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland recently launched a new activity that will have you and your children hopping like frogs, leaping like deer, balancing like Pumas and seeing like owls. These non-strenuous, yet physical and educational challenges are part of the Wildlife Challenge Course.  Participants use balance beams, hula hoops, bean bag tosses and other fun equipment to mimic the activities of animals living in the wild.  Can’t get to Patuxent Research Refuge?: Create your own Wildlife Challenge Course in a nature setting, school playground or backyard near year. Click here for a course map and instructions on how to develop your own Wildlife Challenge.

Replicating the Wildlife Challenge Course (pdf - 66KB)

Wildlife Challenge Course Wildlife Challenge Course
(pdf - 63KB)


Last updated: November 2, 2010
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