Get Outside and have some fun with your children! Spark their sense of adventure and discovery. Here at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge there is a variety of activities to do. A visit to the observation deck, a walk on the self-guided nature trails, or just poking around by Kiep's Island boat landing may awaken your child's sense of wonder. Maybe try one of our scavenger hunts to get you started or stop by the refuge office and check out a "Let's Get Outside" backpack with neat ideas to get you exploring! Below are several links and scavenger hunt sheets to get you and your family having fun in the outdoors!
Prairie Scavenger Hunt - Explore the prairie and use this scavenger hunt sheet to help you look more closely and discover this busy habitat!
Insect Scavenger Hunt - Get buggy and enjoy looking for these creepy, crawly, buzzin' bugs!
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 from scavenger hunts to matching animal tracks to creating a nature collage. Learn how to play Car Bingo and become a Wildlife Watch Explorer. You'll find these fun nature-related projects and a lot more!
Enjoy the many Fish and Wildlife Service coloring book publications too! Many refuge offices have these available or you may download them here!
Wetlands Coloring Book - his 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)
Fish, Wildlife and People Coloring Book - 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)
National Wildlife Refuge System Coloring Book - A coloring book that explores the many special places, people and wildlife in our national wildlife refuge system! (USFWS publication)
Rachel Carson Coloring Book - Learn about Rachel Carson, leading female conservationist of our time and explore this activity book to discover neat facts and activities about wildlife! (USFWS publication)
Junior Duck Stamp Program - Learn more about participating in the Junior Duck Stamp program and how you can use your artistic talents and learn about conservation!
Free entry to federal recreational lands for 4th graders! All U.S. 4th graders can enjoy a free Every Kid in a Park pass good for free entry into our federal lands. This pass admits everyone in the family car! Just download the voucher from the website and exchange it for the card at federal recreation sites. Pass expires August 31st. New passes are then available September 1st for new 4th graders. Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge no longer carries this pass. Nearby recreational sites that carry the pass include Upper Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Winona, MN and in La Crosse, WI. Click on the link below for the website to download the voucher.
Every Kid in a Park Website
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In winter tufted titmice flutter to feeders with other feathered friends like chickadees, nuthatches, and woodpeckers.