Reelfoot Lake offers animal programs to children in July
Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:08 pm
The Press 6.24.10 Summertime is in full swing, and the kids are looking for things to do. Why not bring them to the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge to learn about animals that are native to Tennessee.
Two new summer programs are being introduced at the Reelfoot National Wildlife refuge visitor center on Hwy 157, off of Hwy 22. The Nature Tots program is for ages 3 and 4 only.
This program will introduce young children to a particular animal that is found in the state of Tennessee, whether it be a live snake, frog, turtle, etc.
The children will also have time to make a craft on the particular animal they learned about, and have a snack afterward. The Nature Tots program will be from 10-11 a.m. on July 13 and July 27.
Another program being offered is the Summer Nature Program, where 5-8 year olds can come learn about a particular animal group, which may be reptiles, amphibians, birds or mammals, with an emphasis on a particular animal.
The Summer Nature Program is from 10-11 a.m. on June 25, July 22nd, and July 29th. Please bring your children and introduce them to nature!
Also, don’t forget to sign up your 9-12 year old for our Reelfoot Refuge Romp summer day camp on July 7-9.
The children need to attend all three days to obtain a t-shirt and goody bag.
The Reelfoot Refuge Romp will introduce youth to a variety of different plants and animals and do fun activities such as scavenger hunts, crafts, a pontoon boat ride and various games that deal with the outdoors.
For further information, or to make reservations, contact Tara Dowdy at the Reelfoot NWR at (731) 538-2481, Monday-Friday at 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.