Just For Kids


If you are looking for things to do that connect children with nature, come to the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge!

Take in the fresh air with a short hike on the ADA compliant Moose-Goose Nature Trail. Use the fun Wildlife List, created especially for kids, to check off what you see!  The kids' list is available at the Auto Tour and the Moose-Goose Nature Trail brochure kiosks and at the Headquarters building.

Visit the Refuge Headquarters where you will find:
 an interactive display featuring Refuge habitats and wildlife.  

  • free coloring and activity books for young children.  
  • free posters. 

 After a stop at the Refuge Headquarters, explore the Refuge using: 

  • the How to use A Compass Activity (compass provided) that leads you to different locations on the Refuge - a prize is awarded when the compass is returned.  
  • the Let’s Go Outside Backpack program for 8th graders and younger that allows you to borrow a backpack providing cards with ideas for outdoor science activities and the necessary equipment to achieve them – stickers are awarded when the backpack is returned.  These learning tools must be returned daily to the staff at the Refuge Headquarters before closing and are only available for use during staffed hours of operation.     

Here is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website featuring ideas for connecting people with nature: 

 Let's Go Outside: Connecting People with Nature  

Here is the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service website featuring programs for kids at Colorado State Parks: 

Learning at State Parks