Posted Feb 22nd, 2010  Category: Other


Nature Tots: Animal Tracks, March 6th
Do you have a little one who loves nature, likes to do crafts, and enjoys listening to stories about plants and animals? Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult are invited to visit Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, March 6th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for our free monthly “Nature Tots” program. This month’s theme is “Animal Tracks.” Children will learn how to recognize common animal tracks, make a track craft, and listen to a fun story! If weather permits, we’ll head outside for a short walk, so please dress to be outside. Call (419) 898-0014 to register

Naturally Speaking: “Shades of Green: Simple things You Can Do the Help the Earth,” March 14th
What does it mean to “go green?” It doesn’t have to be a major lifestyle change. Jamie Kochensparger, Education Specialist for Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District, will present “Shades of Green: Simple Things You Can Do to Help the Earth” at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 p.m. Learn simple, everyday things you can do that can add up to a big impact – both in green savings and a green environment. See what new products are being made from renewable sources and what’s on the horizon. This presentation is part of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association’s “Naturally Speaking” seminar series, generally held on the second Sunday of each month.

Auto Tour Open March 20th
Drive through seven miles of the refuge which are normally closed to the public. Weather permitting, the auto tour route will be open Saturday, March 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drive at your own pace as you travel along a well-marked route, following a self-guided tour brochure found at the route entrance. Make sure you stop at the refuge’s Visitor Center, too! Explore hands-on exhibits and watch a short film about the natural and cultural history of the Lake Erie marsh ecosystem and the Great Black Swamp.

For more information about these or other Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge programs, visit the refuge website, http://www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa or call (419) 898-0014. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo or 16 miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2. The entrance road is located on the north side of State Route 2.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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