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Junior Naturalist Program at Neal Smith NWR

On Saturday, February 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., children ages 6-11 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a refuge naturalist! The Junior Naturalist program will give students a chance to study science in nature, participate in reading, make a craft, and search for wildlife up close. The topic for this month’s program will be “Winter Wildlife Explorer”.  . The program is free and open to the public. Please pre-register for this program to ensure that Neal Smith NWR has enough materials and personnel to provide the best learning experience for all participants.

Junior Naturalist programs are educational experiences that are especially designed for young learners.  Programs focus on engaging children in the outdoors by using hands-on and interactive activities.

To register or if you have questions, please contact Doreen Van Ryswyk at 515-994-3400 or

Doreen_vanryswyk@fws.gov.  Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NealSmithNWR for information regarding all upcoming events.

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