• Upcoming Events

    • The Wild Ohio!

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      There's more to this river than meets the eye! The life that thrives below the surface of the Ohio River is hard to see; it's easy to forget the river hosts a diverse community of organisms. What do they look like? How do they live? How are these mysterious organisms connected to the deep past, and what can we learn? These questions and more are explored as a refuge naturalist feeds the river's opportunistic inhabitants. It can be exciting to watch wildlife forage or hunt and feed! Learn More
    • Birds of a Feather; Take Flight on a Bird Walk!

      Morning Bird Walk
      As the seasons change, so do the birds! And many types of birds, from hummingbirds to Bald Eagles, can be seen on the Refuge. Now is the perfect time to learn together about our local resident and migratory birds! Learn More
    • Crafts for Cubs!

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      Stop by the visitor center’s reading corner for a morning of nature crafts and stories! Every week will feature a different, unique activity! Materials will be provided to make an age-appropriate, nature-themed craft, followed by a reading of a classic children’s story such as The Lorax or The Rainbow Fish. Crafts and stories are targeted at ages preschool to second grade, but all ages are welcome. Learn More
    • It's in Your Nature!

      Damselfly - Credit Mike Williams
      The Ohio River and the adjacent lands are radiant with complex natural beauty; home to a multitude of insects, plants, amphibians, birds, and animals, all of them linked inextricably to create a single natural wonder! Join a refuge naturalist on this guided walk that is sure to teach you something new about the ecological splendor of the Refuge. Learn More
    • Safari Adventure!

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      As summer sets in, a wide diversity of wildlife becomes visible on the Refuge, from tiny insects to large mammals! Plants are abundant and in full leaf, and our natural lands are teeming with life, waiting to be discovered. A summer morning is the perfect time for a nature safari! Learn More
    • Little Environmentalists

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      Come see the world around you in a whole new way!  Be a refuge scientist for a day and learn about scientific methods, concepts and ideas through fun activities!  Through indoor and outdoor activities, kids will learn about the environment around the refuge.  Each Little Environmentalist session will cover a different theme including adaptations, food webs, life cycles and more. Learn More
    • Safari Adventure!

      Box Turtle 150x119
      As summer sets in, a wide diversity of wildlife becomes visible on the Refuge, from tiny insects to large mammals! Plants are abundant and in full leaf, and our natural lands are teeming with life, waiting to be discovered. A summer morning is the perfect time for a nature safari! Learn More
    • It's in Your Nature!

      Damselfly - Credit Mike Williams
      The Ohio River and the adjacent lands are radiant with complex natural beauty; home to a multitude of insects, plants, amphibians, birds, and animals, all of them linked inextricably to create a single natural wonder! Join a refuge naturalist on this guided walk that is sure to teach you something new about the ecological splendor of the Refuge. Learn More
    • Crafts for Cubs!

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      Stop by the visitor center’s reading corner for a morning of nature crafts and stories! Every week will feature a different, unique activity! Materials will be provided to make an age-appropriate, nature-themed craft, followed by a reading of a classic children’s story such as The Lorax or The Rainbow Fish. Crafts and stories are targeted at ages preschool to second grade, but all ages are welcome. Learn More
    • Little Environmentalists

      Pond Water Microscope 150x118
      Come see the world around you in a whole new way!  Be a refuge scientist for a day and learn about scientific methods, concepts and ideas through fun activities!  Through indoor and outdoor activities, kids will learn about the environment around the refuge.  Each Little Environmentalist session will cover a different theme including adaptations, food webs, life cycles and more. Learn More
    • Nature Scout

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      Wanting to learn basic nature skills? Join us for Nature Scout where kids will be able to learn basic knots, orienteering, identify animal tracks, and more! Each session will have a different experience and theme. Learn More