Just for Kids

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  • Youth Fishing Rodeo

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    Calling all kids from ages four to twelve! Whether your youngster is new to fishing or an experienced angler, they will have fun at the "Bogue Chitto Youth Fishing Rodeo." Prizes are given for children's age categories, for categories of fish, as well as for overall biggest fish.The rodeo is hosted by the Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges in collaboration with Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Inc., and is supported by many community partners.

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  • National Wildlife Refuges Coloring Books

  • Junior Rangers Let's Go Fishing

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    Download this Junior Ranger Angler Activity Book at this link (7 MB PDF) and begin your adventure in learning about fish, fishing, and how to be a responsible angler.

  • Bird Sleuth Explorer's Guidebook

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    National wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of interesting birds! Go on a habitat scavenger hunt, create a sound map, and test your bird ID skills with this activity book designed to be used by families, school groups, and anyone looking for a fun way to connect to a national wildlife refuge. Geared towards fourth graders, this step-by-step guide will help you explore our country’s incredible national wildlife refuges by introducing you to their habitats and birds that live there.

    Download the Bird Sleuth Explorer’s Guidebook at this link. (1.3 MB PDF)

  • Wilderness Explorer Activity Book

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    This activity booklet is designed for exploring wilderness, either at a wilderness nearby or one you are visiting. Activities are geared for ages 8 and up. After you complete the activity booklet, print off your Wilderness Explorer certificate. (380 KB PDF)

    Download a Wilderness Explorer Activity Book at this link. (3.8 MB PDF)

  • Junior Duck Stamp Program

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    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program uses art and science to teach K-12th grade students about the value of wetlands and waterfowl. Through a multidisciplinary education curriculum and a national art contest, students explore topics covering waterfowl, wetland habitat, and ways to conserve both.

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