Just for Kids

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Check out these fun activities for families and youth! Some activities can be completed at home, others can be completed during a visit to the refuge. Nature lessons, wildlife-based activity books, and coloring pages all can be fun resources to inspire wonder and build nature knowledge at any age.

  • Earth Day Activity Guide

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    In collaboration with 17 other Palm Beach County organizations, we'd like to bring you this Earth Day-inspired activity guide with simple, fun activities that can be enjoyed long after Earth Day is over!

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  • Printable Coloring Books and Activity Guides

  • Junior Refuge Manager Program

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    Become a Junior Refuge Manager at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge! These fun activities are geared towards youth and their families ages 6 and up. Explore the refuge, complete the booklet, then come to the Visitor Center to receive a Junior Refuge Manager badge.

    Download the Loxahatchee Junior Refuge Manager Booklet and get started today!

  • Every Kid Outdoors Pass

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    With this pass, fourth graders and their families can visit public lands and see natural wonders and historic sites free for a year.

  • Refuge Scavenger Hunts

    All scavenger hunts are family-friendly, one-page, downloadable, and printable. Some topics are more challenging than others and may require family participation. Check back later for more topics.

    Printable Scavenger Hunts
    Wildlife of the Cypress Swamp
    Signs of Wildlife in the Cypress Swamp
    Plants and More of the Cypress Swamp
    Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Scavenger Hunt (more challenging)

  • BirdSleuth Explorer's Guide

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    Cornell Lab of Ornithology has partnered with the National Wildlife Refuge System and the Every Kid in a Park initiative to bring you this exciting free resource. Turn your national wildlife refuge visit into an adventure with the BirdSleuth Explorer's Guidebook.

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  • Junior Duck Stamp Program

    Harlequin Duck, winner of the 2019-2020 Junior Duck Stamp Contest

    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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  • Wilderness Explorer Activity Book

    Wilderness Junior Ranger

    Become a Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger! 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.

    Wilderness Explorer Jr. Ranger Activity Booklet 

    Print your Wilderness Explorer Certificate after completion.