Students sampling aquatic insects near Necedah's visitor center

Find the right mix of exploration, education and fun for your group!

Contact us for field trips, tours, hand-on activities or visiting your group at your site. We offer both in person and virtual programs that are mixtures of presentations, outdoor activities, and are designed to meet interdisciplinary educational standards. Reservations are required for ranger-led activities:

Just for Kids Field Trip Activities:

  • Field Trip Learning Activities
  • Tours
  • Summer Camps
  • Scout Badges
  • Waterfowl Ecology
  • Junior Duck Stamp
  • D.I.V.E.: Discovery Infused Virtual Education
  • STEM and STEAM Partnerships


Visitor Programs for All Ages:

  • Seasonal Hikes and Snowshoeing
  • Birding Hikes and Tours
  • Step on Tours
  • Green Design and Building Tour
  • Focus on Photography
  • National Wildlife Refuge Week Activities


For the Young at Heart and the Family:

“Kids” of any ages can check out these items, participate at their own pace and return the items to earn badges, certificates, or prizes.

  • Seasonal Scavenger Hunts
  • Let’s Go Outside Discovery Packs
  • Junior Refuge Manager
  • Junior Fishing Ranger
  • Junior Duck Stamp Migration Passport
  • Self-Guided Trail Activities


For upcoming program information or reservations contact the refuge at 608-565-2551 or