Just for Kids


Learn about these fun activities for kids that they can do at home or before visiting the Refuge!

  • Every Kid in a Park


    Calling all fourth graders, this is for you! You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Stay close to home, or travel somewhere new. This year's the perfect time for an unforgettable outing. Visiting public lands is healthy and fun. Learn about your heritage, and connect with nature. No matter where you live in the U.S., you’re within two hours of an included site.

    Every Kid in a Park Website

  • Junior Refuge Manager Program


    Kids ages 6 – 14 can become a Junior Refuge Manager. Fun activities in the workbook can be done while exploring the Refuge with parents, grandparents, or guardians. Participants receive a completion certificate and a badge upon completion. The popular program is FREE! Download your junior refuge manager workbook here or pick it up from the Visitor Center.

    Loxahatchee Junior Refuge Manager Booklet

  • BirdSleuth Explorer's Guidebook


    BirdSleuth has partnered with the National Wildlife Refuge System and the Every Kid in a Park initiative to bring you this exciting free resource. Go on a habitat scavenger hunt, create a sound map, and test your bird ID skills with this adaptable 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.

    BirdSleuth Website

  • Alligator Coloring and Activity Book


    Did you know that alligators dig holes that provide vital habitat for fish, insects, crustaceans, snakes, turtles, birds, and other animals in addition to the alligator itself? Read about these fun facts and so many more in this Alligator Coloring and Activity Book!

  • Wilderness Explorer Activity Book

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    This activity booklet is designed for exploring wilderness, either at a wilderness area you are visiting, one near your home, one you would like to visit, or one you just want to study. Activities are geared for ages 8 and up. After you complete the activity booklet, print off your Wilderness Explorer Certificate!

    Wilderness Explorer Activity Booklet 

  • Junior Duck Stamp Program


    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.

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