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home : outdoors : other activities September 30, 2014


6/19/2013 3:15:00 PM
Crex meadows offers summer slate

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg has summer nature outings and camps for all ages.
An outdoor family program emphasizing outdoors skills is offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. There is no charge, and no registration is necessary.
Nature's Little Explorers for ages 2-6 gives kids a chance to discover nature through stories, songs, activities, hike and crafts. The free program is held every Tuesday from 10-11:15 a.m.
Wildflower walks are scheduled one Saturday per month, with the remaining dates on June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17, all from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The walks, designed to learn how to identify plants, are free.
An Outdoors Skills Camp runs Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28 and is for boys and girls ages 11-15. Participants will spend a week in a series of activities including tracking, outdoor survival, orienteering, archery and forestry. Preregistration is required.
The Crex Photo Club meets Saturday, July 13, and Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m.-noon. Club members share their photos and techniques.
The I Can Paddle workshop is Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m.-noon. Skills for paddling a kayak will be taught on Phantom Lake. Participants can bring their own kayak or rent one. Preregistration is required.
Also in August, duck banding is planned Saturday, Aug. 17. A trapper education course is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, and the Tails to Trails program Thursday, Aug. 29 focuses on showing dog owners how to enjoy a park visit with their pet.
For more information on any of the summer programs, contact Crex Meadows wildlife conservation educator Kristi Pupak at 715-463-2739 or "kristina.pupak@wisconsin.gov."

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