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  • Bombay Hook wants to introduce kids to Mother Nature

  • With winter in the rear view mirror, Bombay Hook wants kids to see how much fun there is to be had in Delaware's great outdoors.
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    • IF YOU GO

      WHAT Children’s Adventure Day


      WHERE Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge


      WHEN 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 3


      COST Free


      INFO fws.gov/refuge/bomba...

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      IF YOU GO

      WHAT Children’s Adventure Day



      WHERE Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge



      WHEN 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 3



      COST Free



      INFO fws.gov/refuge/bombay_hook

  • Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge will host lots of tiny little hands and inquisitive eyes this weekend for its first “Children’s Adventure Day.”
    “It’s part of our effort to get children more involved with nature and to get them outdoors,” said Deputy Refuge Manager Oscar Reed. “Everything we have planned is hands-on, giving kids the opportunity to touch and feel nature.”
    The entrance fee and all the activities will be free. There will even be free juice and water. Organizers are encouraging families to bring a picnic lunch as well.
    Schedule of events
    Children’s   Adventure   Day
    Schedule of Events
    11 a.m. Identify native birds and plants at Raymond Tower
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Blue Goose Visits
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blue Migration hurdles and bird adaptation games
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts with fish prints, Monarch butterflies and animal tracks
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pot a plant
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to use binoculars and identify birds
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Particpate in Purple Martin nest checks
    11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Try out archery
    11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit with the State Forest Service and learn about the importance of the forest in Delaware
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full access to the 12-mile wildlife drive as well as five walking trails and 3 observation towers
    11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use dip nets in brackish water and see what lives there
    11:30 am. To 2 p.m. Use dip nets in fresh water and see what lives there
    12 p.m. Identify native birds and plants at Raymond Tower
    12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Look for salamanders and bugs
    12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Smokey Bear drops by for a visit
    1 p.m. Identify native birds and plants at Raymond Tower
    2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sing songs and hear stories about frogs, deer, ducks and salamandars

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