Just For Kids

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Check out these fun activities for kids and families. Some of them you can do at any of our refuge locations, and some you can do from your own home or neighborhood.

  • Scavenger Hunt

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    Scavenger hunts are a fun way to explore the outdoors and learn about nature and wildlife. Use this scavenger hunt at The Fort River Birding and Nature Trail, or any of our refuge divisions. Try creating your own scavenger hunt with friends and family and explore your own backyard or neighborhood.

    Download scavenger hunt

  • Junior Wildlife Ranger

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    Become a Junior Wildlife Ranger. This activity book offers fun lessons and activities on wildlife, habitats, and ecology at the Conte Refuge. Learn about birds, pollinators, pond life and more while spending time outside exploring the natural world.

    Download the Conte Junior Wildlife Ranger Booklet

  • Junior Duck Stamp Program


    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art-and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others. 

    Learn more about the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program

  • Printable Conservation Activities

  • Mark Trail Coloring Book

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    Join Mark Trail and his friends for a tour through National Wildlife Refuges and the habitats they protect. This fun and informative coloring book will introduce you to all types of wildlife that depend on the US Fish and Wildlife Service to help them survive.

  • Learn Your Trees

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    Learning how to identify different trees can be a fun way to spend family time in the woods. Use this fun guide as you walk along the Fort River Trail to help you identify the different trees you see along the way. Although the guide is designed for the Fort River Trail, the information will be helpful for other outdoor locations you like to visit.