Just For Kids

White-tailed Deer in Cattails

Anyone can enter the Seney National Wildlife Refuge's Photo Contest. There is even a special division for kids where they can complete against people their own age!


Become a Jr. Ranger - Anyone can participate and earn a Jr. Ranger Patch.  Print off the Jr. Ranger Program Booklet (it will print like a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 booklet that you will have to assemble - print double sided if you are able) or pick one up at the Visitor Center.  Depending on your age class complete 6 to 12 activities then bring the booklet back into the Visitor Center to take your pledge and earn your patch.

Every Kid in a Park Fourth graders can earn a free pass to Federal Parks nationwide.  Simply complete the voucher at the Every Kid in a Park website then bring it to the refuge during office hours to get your pass.

Coloring Books Enjoy these coloring books by the National Wildlife Refuge System.

BirdSleuth Explorer's Guide - K-12 Guidebook.

Check out a “Let’s Go Outside” backpack. It contains fun items like bug jars, binoculars, and a magnifying lens. Just ask a volunteer at the Visitor Center's front desk and you can use it during your visit for FREE!

Junior Duck Stamp Program Learn about wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation for students in kindergarten through high school. The program guides students, using scientific and wildlife observation principles, to communicate visually what they have learned through an entry into the Junior Duck Stamp art contest. To learn about the Michigan program.

Nature Journals and Scavenger Hunts. Download and print the activities listed below for your adventure at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Printed versions are also available at both of our visitor centers.


Snowshoe, Bike, or Hike the Refuge! Discover the refuge in every season. Borrow snowshoes from the office Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm we have sizes that will fit the entire family.