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

  • Printable Conservation Coloring Books

  • 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

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    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program (JDS) is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum, with participants completing a JDS design as their "visual" term papers.

    Learn more about the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program

  • Get the Scoop on Wildlife Poop

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    Watch this fun video made by the "Ding" team! The team built on a little ditty the education staff here at the Refuge had been using to teach kids to be "wildlife sleuths", tracking down which animals had gone before them by "reading" their tracks and scat. After watching the video, come visit the Wildlife Education boardwalk on Indigo Trail and test your scat and tracks knowledge!

    Watch the video

  • Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers

    Tarpon Bay Pontoon Boat

    Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers and take a cruise, tram tour or explore their Touch Tank! 

    The Touch Tank is always included in the BreakfastNature & Sealife & Evening Cruises, but is also great for a rainy day.