Just For Kids

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There is an exciting world outside and a lot of adventurous, fun things to do!

Visit Let's Go Outside for cool, fun outdoor things you can do on your own, with your friends, classroom or family! Enjoy the 'Book of Stuff,' which has everything from scavenger hunts to matching animal tracks to creating a nature collage. Learn how to play Car Bingo and become a Wildlife Watch Explorer

Through Earth Rangers, you can view photos of all kinds of animals and, at the same time, learn about their habitat, what kind of food they eat, and what their behavior and adaptations are. You can even learn more about how to protect certain kinds of critters. Once you have done that, go to a local park or national wildlife refuge with your family or friends and explore some more-This time with your OWN camera! You'll find these fun nature-related projects and a lot more!

Cool Coloring Books and things to do!

Fish, Wildlife, and People
A Mark Trail book that teaches you about taking care of our precious natural resources. There are many pictures to color as well as activity sheets, home projects, and more. (USFWS publication)

Wetlands Coloring Book
This book teaches about wetlands, the importance of wildlife refuges and the duck stamp program. There are many pictures to color and a place to draw your very own duck stamp. (USFWS publication)

Bird List(1.15 MB PDF)
Here are some of the water and shore birds you could see along the county and township roads near the Refuge. Check them off as you identify them to see how many species you see today.

Planning a trip to Florence Lake National Wildlife Refuge? Stop in at the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) headquarters and see the following items available for you to check out:

Let’s Go Outside Backpack: Was created to give you, your family, and your friends some ideas and tools for exploring the outdoors and developing a “sense of wonder” about nature. These activities can be fun for all ages, but they are ideal for 6-12 years old.

Bert’s Backpack:: Was designed for fire safety lessons, activities, and discussions.

Long Lake NWR has the following The Aldo Leopold Foundation items available for check out:

Green fire: The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.

Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold: is a CD packed with fun activities designed to help get youth and their families outdoors learning about nature, using Leopold’s ideas as a starting place.

To check out a backpack or an educational CD or DVD please contact Long Lake NWR at 701-387-4397