2012-09-20 / Outdoors

Seney hosting youth in the outdoors event

SENEY – The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, in cooperation
with the Seney Natural History
Association is hosting the firstever “Youth in the Outdoors” event
at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
The event, taking place Sept. 29
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., is open to
youth ages 7-17.
Participants can choose to
explore the refuge by foot, bike
or boat during full- or half-day
sessions. Mini sessions will
provide opportunities to learn
skills and complete projects
without traveling far from the
refuge headquarters.
Scouting groups may find
opportunities to meet badge
requirements at many of these
sessions.
Full-day Sessions:
• Kayaking or canoeing the
Manistique River
• Discovering the basics of
backpacking
Half-day Sessions:
• Biking for Birds
• Biking Bonanza
• Pond and Stream Safari
• Fishing
• Tracking and Trapping
• Hiking
Mini Sessions:
• Archery
• Birdhouse Building
• Nature Journaling

• Fish Decoys
• Geocaching
• Fly Tying
Session descriptions and
registration forms can be found
at www.fws.gov/midwest/seney/
yo.html. Information can also

be obtained by calling the visitor center at (906) 586-9851, ext. 15.

Pre-registration is required by Sept. 14. There is a $5 registration fee and some sessions require additional equipment fees.

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