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Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:09 a.m. CDT

Sunday Scientists

Children ages 6-10 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a refuge naturalist from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday to become a scientist for a day. The Sunday Scientist program will give students a chance to study science in nature, conduct experiments, and search for wildlife up close. The topic for this month’s program will be “Seeds in the Wind.” The program is free and open to the public. 

July Photo Hike

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host a free July Photo Hike from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Note that this is an evening event. Participants will meet at the Prairie Learning Center at 7 p.m. before leaving for a specified area.

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own camera equipment, comfortable shoes/boots, long pants, bug spray, sun block, a water bottle and your sense of wonder. Weather permitting, be prepared to go off the walking trails.   Pre-registration is required for the photo hike.

Sign up in advance for either program by contacting Doreen Van Ryswyk at 515-994-3400 or Doreen_vanryswyk@fws.gov.

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