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Celebrate Earth Day at National Wildlife Refuges


Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with a family trip to your local wildlife refuge. Many refuges around the country are hosting special events to mark the occasion, such as an afternoon of boat tours, fishing lessons for kids, and butterfly viewing at Trinity River Wildlife Refuge in Texas. more
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Annual Crane Festival Returns to Colorado


Experience a local tradition and celebrate nature at the 31st annual Monte Vista Crane Festival in Colorado March 7-9. Each year, thousands of Sandhill Cranes can be spotted here more
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Families Visit Parks and Wildlife Refuges Free


In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the nation’s wildlife refuges and national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during the holiday weekend (February 15-17). more
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Families Explore Nature at Wildlife Refuges


Some animals may be hibernating for the winter, but activities at the nation’s wildlife refuges are in full swing. Take a guided bus tour to see bison, hawks, and other animals in Colorado January 18-19; grab your binoculars for the bird watching trek in Minnesota January 20; or enjoy a free nature program on snakes in Texas January 11. Visit the National Wildlife Refuges online for a full listing of January events. more
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Kids Learn about Nature during National Wildlife Refuge Week


October 13-19 is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and refuges across the country are hosting special events to celebrate. Highlights include guided paddle rides down Mingo River (MO), the annual Trinity River butterfly count (TX), and a bluebird house building program for kids (VA). more
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Fall is a great time for families to visit a National Wildlife Refuge


Find a reason – or 30! - to visit a national wildlife refuge. The approaching early fall refuge calendar is chock-full of festivals and events to spark a love of nature and make your refuge visit more special. more
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Experiencing the Sea Turtles and Other Wildlife in Riviera Maya


Helping protect the sea turtle hatchlings on the Riviera Maya
This resort is dedicated to protecting the sea turtle eggs laid upon its 1.25 miles of glistening beach during sea turtle nesting season from May through October, and guests of all ages are encouraged to participate in the release of the juvenile turtles when they hatch. more
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