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National Wildlife Week Family Fun

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Explore the wildlife around you this National Wildlife Week with these easy tips and activities.

Get Outside

Our Family Fun activities help celebrate the changing season with endless ideas that the whole family can enjoy together. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Hiking Tips (all ages) — Get tips on how to prepare for a family hike and activities to do during your hike.
  • Bird Watching (ages 7-12) — Get started with bird watching by learning to identify bird behaviors.
  • Explore a Pond (ages 7 and up) — Explore a nearby pond and its wildlife.
  • Explore a Shore (all ages) — Live near the coast? Explore its wildlife.

Want to know more about the outdoors? Use these tools to connect outside:

  • Ranger Rick's Geocache Trails (ages 6-14) — Geocaching is like high-tech outdoor treasure hunt using GPS. Join Ranger Rick and his pals on a geocaching adventure. 
  • NatureFind — Find parks, trails, and other nature sites and use the advanced search to find locations by the type of site or by the activities you would like to do there (fishing, camping, walking, water sports, etc.).

    Experiments, Crafts and Treats

     
    (from Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr.)

    You don’t have to always be outside to enjoy wildlife. You can celebrate living with wildlife indoors with these resources from our friends at Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr.

    • Take a walk on the wild side with homemade animal masks and other crafts

    Games and Puzzles for Kids

    (from Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr.)

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