Visitor Activities

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“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?”
― Rachel Carson

  • Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail

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    One of just two in the country, the Gibbon’s Creek Art Trail teaches and inspires visitors to think about wildlife through nature inspired art installations rather than reading informational panels. Interpretive art is intended to spark discussion among friends and family, reach visitors on an emotional level, and transcend language and cultural barriers.

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  • Naturalist-Led Hikes

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    Join a Refuge volunteer naturalist for a series of hikes to sharpen your birding skills, plant id, history of the area, or even your knowledge of nocturnal animals while enjoying Refuge trails.

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  • Wildlife Viewing Tips

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    Every season brings new discoveries at the Steigerwald NWR.  The patient and frequent observer will be well rewarded with amazing wildlife observation and photographic opportunities.  However knowing what to look for and how to best see these sights takes a little practice.  Here are a few tips for how to make the best of your trip to the Refuge.

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  • Environmental Education

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    The EE committee is pleased to be able to offer educational opportunities to teachers and volunteers. Learn from our excited and knowledgeable trainers information that can be shared with your students while on their field trip to connect them with the outdoors in an educational atmosphere.

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  • Get Involved

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    National Wildlife Refuges do not stand alone in the effort to preserve our nation's wild things. Many organizations and individuals contribute thousands of hours to our wildlife refuges and local communities by planting trees, battling invasive species, and by providing visitor outreach and education programs.

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